Donald D. Rohn – Obituary

Donald D. Rohn, 72 of Dunlap, passed away at 3:00 pm on Monday, November 21, 2011 at Riverview Manor Care in East Peoria.

Born on September 3, 1939 in Beardstown, IL to Dwight and Lela M. (Dodds) Rohn. He married Joyce Anderson on December 5, 1964. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Surviving are his wife, Joyce of Dunlap, three sons, Thomas D. (Belinda) Rohn of Dunlap; Timothy D. (Malisa) Rohn of Peoria and Alan D. (Wanda) Rohn of Bradenton, FL. Also surviving are five grandchildren, Emma, Kyle, Hunter, Kamy and Daniel, one brother, Richard L. (Dixie) of Birmingham, Alabama and several nieces and nephews.

Donald was a 1957 graduate of Limestone Community High School and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Illinois. He was President of Rohn Manufacturing until retiring in 1997 and was a member and Past Chapter Chair of S.C.O.R.E. and a member of Central Illinois Angels. He also served as Treasurer of the Limestone Alumni and Friends Association and served as a Board Member of the Greater Peoria Family YMCA.

He was an avid volunteer and supporter of the Peoria Community as well as being an avid Bradley and Illini Basketball fan. He will be remembered as a devoted Husband, Father and Grandfather.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm at Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria. The Rev. Jack Thompson will officiate. Burial of the urn will be at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Memorials may be made to the Greater Peoria Family YMCA, 7000 N. Fleming Ln., Peoria, IL 61614 or to the Salvation Army 414 N.E. Jefferson, Peoria, IL. 61603. Please visit Donald’s Story at