Donald Fitzsimmons, 90, of Danville, passed away at 2:16 p.m. Thursday, April 13, 2023, at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center, in Danville.
Donald was born on November 29, 1932, in Danville, Illinois, the son of Harold Wilford and Madge (Pichon) Fitzsimmons. He married Sally Jo Seilhymer on September 2, 1951, in Danville, Illinois. She survives.
He is also survived by three sons- Donald (Teresa) Fitzsimmons of West Chester, Ohio, Michael Fitzsimmons of New Braunfels, Texas and Garrett (Theresa) Fitzsimmons of Knoxville, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; two great-grandsons; three great-granddaughters and one more on the way; one brother- Charles (Joann) Fitzsimmons of Danville; one sister- Dlorah Wilson of Elkton, Kentucky; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson- Andrew James Fitzsimmons and brother- John Fitzsimmons.
Donald attended Oakwood High School. He served in the United States Navy from 1950 to 1953, during the Korean War Conflict. He worked at General Motors for several years, until his retirement in 1986. Donald was a member of Faith Baptist Church, in Danville, where he served as a deacon, chairman of the board of deacons, Sunday School superintendent and what he loved the most was teaching the soul seekers Sunday School class. Donald and Sally loved to travel all over the world. They traveled to Europe 12 times, Hawaii, Alaska and took several cruises in the winter.
A Celebration of Donald’s Life will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, April 17, 2023, at Faith Baptist Church, 920 Warrington Avenue, Danville, Illinois, with Jack Lazzell officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, at the church. He will be laid to rest following the service in Oakhill Cemetery. The family has requested please no flowers for the funeral, instead take someone you love out for dinner and spend time with them. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Donald’s life. Condolences may be shared with Donald’s family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.
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