Bryan E. Donner, 61, of Streator passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2021 at Carle BroMenn Medical Center in Normal, Illinois surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Streator. Rev. John Gutz will officiate.
Visitation will be from 4-7 P.M. Monday at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Additional visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the services on Tuesday at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Streator.
Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park, Streator. Pallbearers will be his sons, Doug Donner, Max Donner and Benjamin Donner; his son in law, Dave Ruff; and good friends, Bryan “Big B” Shields and cousin, Doug Roesch. His grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Born July 24, 1959 in Gibson City he was the son of Ivan and Phyllis (Schlickman) Donner. He married Kimberly Kovach on July 31, 1999.
He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Donner of Streator; a daughter, Allie (David) Ruff of Gridley; sons, Doug (Samantha) Donner of El Paso, Max (Erin) Donner of Mahomet and Benjamin Donner of Streator; grandchildren, Ava Jo and Kate Ruff; Emma and Harrison Donner; and Miles and Millie Donner; his parents, Ivan and Phyllis Donner of East Moline; sisters, Chris (Joe) Lavin of Moline and Prudie Donner of South Lake Tahoe, California; his mother in law, Marilyn Kovach and his faithful dogs, Bailey and Brandi.
He is preceded in death by his father-in-law, William Kovach.
Born and raised in Gibson City he attended grade school there and graduated from Gibson City High School.
He was a car salesman for his career working at both Dempsey Dodge in Dwight and Dale’s Dodge in Streator.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He was also a former member of the Streator Elk’s Club, Streator Eagle’s Club and the Streator Moose Lodge.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons, father, and friends in the Gibson City and Foosland area.
Bryan was known to many as a jokester, political pundit, weatherman, loving husband, Dad, and best of all his most treasured title by his grandchildren, Papa. We are so thankful for the time we had him, and he will be dearly missed.
The family would like to extend their gratitude towards medical staffs at Carle BroMenn, Mid Illinois Hematology and Oncology Associates, and OSF Center for Health.
Memorials may be directed to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
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