Donald Ray Minnis, 78 of Palmer passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 11:10 AM at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

He was born on July 15, 1935 at Morrisonville the son of Lester Earl and Sylvia (Conlon) Minnis. He was preceded in death by his parents; Brothers, Lavora, Merle and Delmar Minnis; Sisters, Melba Storer and Temple Stieren.

Donald  worked as a machinist at Fiat-Allis in Springfield, retiring in 1986. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and attending auctions. He trained bird dogs and was a gun dealer, operating a gun shop from his home. He was a member of the National American Legion, National Rifle Association and Sheriff’s Association. He was a veteran of the US Army.

Survivors; Daughters, Dr. Denise Minnis of Hillsboro, IL and Sylvia Minnis of Franksville, WI; Son, Kevin Minnis of Morrisonville, IL; 5 Grandchildren, Faris, William, Alanna, Elaan and Clayton; Sisters, Marcella McBride of Joplin, MO and Ruth Wallace of Stanford, IL; Many Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville with Pastor Chad Foster officiating. Burial will follow at Harvel Cemetery, Harvel. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014 from 5:00-8:00 PM at Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville.

Perfetti Funeral Home in Morrisonville is in charge of arrangements. 

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