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Donald Stromquist

October 12, 1920 — August 9, 2020

Donald Stromquist, 99, formerly of Lynn Center, Illinois, died Aug. 3, 2020, in Mesa, Arizona.  Graveside services are 11:30 a.m. Saturday, October 23, 2021 in the Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg.  Visitation is 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha.

He was born Oct. 12, 1920, in Woodhull, Illinois, to Rose (Johnson) and Wesley Carl Stromquist.

He married Althea Pitman on Feb 2, 1945. On Sept. 25, 1993, he married LaVerna Lundahl.

Don graduated from New Windsor High School and farmed all of his life in the New Windsor-Woodhull area. He worked for John Deere for 22 years, retiring in 1985. He was active in the Edwards River Antique Tractor Club for many years. He enjoyed watching sports, especially Iowa Hawkeyes football and basketball. He was a member of the Rio Presbyterian Church.

Don was preceded in death by his first wife, Althea, and their son Steve. He was also preceded in death by his second wife, LaVerna.

Don is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Jane (Curt) Rowen of Pinehurst, North Carolina, Sally (Bob) Flanders of Mesa and Jim (Linda) Pitman of Phoenix; a stepdaughter, Donna (Steve) Begley of Coal Valley, Illinois; and a stepson, Dave (Ann) Lundahl of Fort Collins, Colorado. He is also survived by several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, October 23, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am

Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home Alpha

111 S 1st St, Alpha, IL 61413

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Graveside Service

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Starts at 11:30am

Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens

2040 US-150, Galesburg, IL 61401

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