Donald “Don” E. Niederkorn, age 88, of Herrin, passed away at 8:35 P.M. on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center.
Don was born in Alton on September 9, 1931, the son of George P. and Grace Mae (VanPreter) Niederkorn. He married Rita Ruecker in Wood River, on June 3, 1950. She preceded him in death on May 4, 2009.
Don was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Herrin. He was an avid Saint Louis Cardinals Fan. He was a project engineer at Olin for 42 years.
Don was a proud United States Air Force Veteran and served during the Korean War. He was a member of the American Legion and the KC’s.
Daughter- Sue (Willie) Wolters of Franklin, Tennessee
Daughter- Linda Lee (Tom) Dunteman-Winkelmann of Chesterfield, Missouri
Julie (Richard) Hedge of Canton, Illinois
Leeann (Adam) Sanders of Marion, Illinois
Chris Wolters and Fiance’ Tawney Buttler of Battle Creek, Michigan
Laura (Matthew) Westbrock of Franklin, Tennessee
Ariel Dunteman and Fiance’ Mike Moss of Chesterfield, Missouri
Aubrey Dunteman of Chesterfield, Missouri
Seven Great Grandchildren-
Annalee (Anthony) Halsted
Special Friend - Judy Ambler of Carterville, Illinois
Don was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son; David Niederkorn, brother; Glen Niederkorn, sister; Elaine Friederich, and great-grandchild; CJ Wolters.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Saint Patrick Cemetery in Godfrey, Illinois with military rites. Family and friends are asked to gather directly at the cemetery. Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Gateway Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America; www.gatewaypva.org/donations. Envelopes will be available at the cemetery and accepted at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home; 201 S 13th Street; Herrin, Illinois 62948. For more information, or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit www. hughesfuneralhomes.com