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Donald Eugene Drillinger

1927 - 2021



Donald Eugene Drillinger, 94, of Springfield, IL. passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021 at Elmcroft of Wyndcrest, in Rochester. He was born on March 1, 1927, in Clearlake Township, the son of Charles and Bernice (Reed) Drillinger. He married Betty Coe on November 18, 1947, and she preceded him in death on March 21, 2010.

Donald was a WWII Veteran, serving in the US Army in the Blue Devil Division in Gorizia, Italy.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by two daughters, Bev Drillinger and Brenda (Roger) Harney; two grandchildren, April (Larry) Caulk and Adrien (Josh) Nuechterlein; four great grandchildren, Lydia, Kyle, Liam and Kinley and cousin, David Drillinger.

Private family services will be held and burial will take place at Rochester Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the Paralyzed Veterans of America or to the National VFW.

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Roger harney

July 12, 2021 7:07 PM

We lost another of the greatest generation and a true friend to me. He was a perfectionist in everything he did. He taught me so many things, he never complained about anything. RIP Don I know you will have your place in Heaven.


July 12, 2021 4:25 PM

He was THE best grandpa and great-grandpa! So very sweet, loving and always happy to see us. Loved his family, his farm, and dogs :) We will miss you Papa Don! Love, April

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