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Donald "Don" Poggensee

Obituary for Donald "Don" Poggensee

January 16, 1948 - January 31, 2018
Lakemoor, Illinois | Age 70

Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother


Donald "Don" Poggensee, age 70, of Lakemoor passed away peacefully at home on January 31, 2018, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 16, 1948, the son of William and Mildred Poggensee. Don had the pleasure of meeting the love of his life, Shirley King, Over 40 years ago, their love burned bright through all that life threw their way.
Don was a hardworking man throughout all of his life. His heart was revealed to all he met through his actions, as he would do anything for anyone. He was also quite the handy man and would tackle any project that was given to him. Don had many hobbies that he took pride in; Woodworking, auto motives, and photography are just a few of the things that he found passion for. Don also took pride in his service to his country as a United States Navy veteran. Above all, Don was a family man and showed his love for his family in any way possible. Spending time with his grandchildren was one of his favorite things to do.
Don is survived by his loving wife, Shirley King; Children: Christine (Chip) Olson, Debbie (Tom) Koch, Daniel King, and Darrell King; Grandchildren: Marty, Jenna, Christopher, Wayne, Elizabeth, Andrew, and Brandon; Siblings, Dennis and Jeffrey Poggensee.
He is proceeded in death by his parents and siblings, Dwight Poggensee, Butch Poggensee, and Jean Hailing.
Memorial visitation will be held for Don on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10:00A.M. until time of service at 12:00P.M. at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Interment will be private.
It is by Donald's request that in Lieu of Flowers, memorial donations be made out in his memory to The American Cancer Society, 1801 S. Meyers Road Ste. 100, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181.

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    Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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