Donald Eugene Stickel, 81, of Taylorville, died at 10:36 a.m., Thursday, September 21, 2017 in his home with his family by his side. Don was born on December 9, 1935 in Langleyville, the son of John and Flossie (Oller) Stickel. He married Mary Newberry on June 6, 1954 in Taylorville, and she survives. Don was a hard worker and enjoyed his time at Ameren/CIPS. He was 3rd Degree Mason who loved God. In his younger days and spare time, he truly enjoyed camping with his family and fishing. Don adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and made a point to always sing them happy birthday. He was a loving husband and a wonderful father, and he will be dearly missed.
Along with his wife Mary of over 63 years, Don is survived by their children: Cheryl Prehn (Kent Crawford), Jeff Stickel (Kim Brune), and Alexis Stickel (Matt Tucker), all of Taylorville; grandchildren: Jacob Stickel, Kristen Brinkmann, Kylie Steverson, Kaylene Reber, Amanda Stickel; nine great grandchildren; Aunt Clara Broux; and several nieces and nephews, all of whom he loved so much.
Don was preceded in death by his parents.
The funeral service for Don will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 25, 2017 at McClure Funeral Home, with Lee Lanzotti officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior, also in the funeral home. Interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Memorial Hospice. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is handling arrangements. Memories of Don, or condolences to the family, may be left online at www.mcclurefuneralhome.com.