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Donald Driggs

August 11, 1934 ~ February 1, 2022 (age 87)

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Donald George Driggs, 87, of East Peoria passed away at 7:45 pm on February 1, 2022, at home with his loved ones.

Donald was born in Peoria, Illinois, on August 11, 1934, to George and Mable (Henderson) Driggs. He married Loretta Wiley, also of Peoria.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. He is survived by his sisters, Marilyn (Jack) South and Katherine Tyre, his children Kimberly Sharp (Brent Weidman), Richard Driggs, and George (Karla) Driggs and eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Donald graduated from Manual Training High School and went into the U.S.Marine Corps following graduation and served during the Korean Conflict He became a laborer for Local #165 and worked and managed local jobs for years. He was very proud of his military service and was an excellent role model to his children and instilled excellent work ethic in each of them. He was a lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Peoria and humbly served his parish.  

Cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held 10:00 am Saturday, February 26, 2020 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, 904 E. Lake Ave, Peoria Heights, Il. There will be no visitation.  

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