|Donald L. Bargmann, Sr.|
|June 12, 1939 - December 02, 2010|
|Visitation: 2-6 pm December 05, 2010 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Milan, IL|
|Funeral Service: 10 am December 06, 2010 at Beulah Presbyterian Church, Orion, IL|
|Interment: December 06, 2010 at Beulah Cemetery, Orion, IL |
|Donald L. Bargmann Sr., 71, of East Peoria, IL, died Thursday, December 2, 2010 at Proctor Hospital, Peoria. Services for Mr. Bargmann will be 10 am Monday at the Beulah Presbyterian Church, Orion. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-6 pm at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201-E. 4th Avenue, Milan. Burial will be in the Beulah Cemetery, Orion, where military honors will be conducted. Memorials may be made to the Beulah Presbyterian Church or the ALS Foundation. |
Don was born on June 12, 1939 in Peoria, the son of Lester and Emma Klehm Bargmann.
He married Billie Jo Bickel, August 12, 1994 in Orion, IL.
Don worked as a TV Broadcast engineer for WMBD TV, Peoria, Blackhawk College/WQPT TV, Moline, and most recently retired from KLJB TV, Davenport, IA in August 2005. He also owned B & B Tower Service.
Mr. Bargmann was a member of Spring Bay American Legion Post No. 1115, Spring Bay, IL, Illinois Valley Power Squadron. Don attended Beulah Presbyterian Church. He was also a private pilot.
Survivors include his wife, Billie Jo; Children, Sue (Rick) Fristoe, Tucson, AZ, Donald L. Bargmann Jr., Hillsdale, IL, and Kelli (Dale) Miller, Coal Valley, IL; 5 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Dale (Judy) Bargmann, Wild Rose, WI; sister, Diane (Russ) Vance, East Peoria, IL; niece, Lisa (Stuart) Ogden, Morton, IL; and nephew, Dennis (Sharon) Bargmann, East Peoria.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
Billie, our thoughts and prayers are with you always. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. Love you, Cindy
Although I haven't seen the Bargmann brothers in almost 40 years, I still have fond memories of them. I worked with them back in the day at WMBD. I was one of the few "girls" invited to their poker parties. I am sure I was invited because I was not a good poker player! So sorry to hear about Don. May his memory be a blessing to your family.
-- Marcy Soodik Rosengarten
I worked with the Bargmann brothers at WMBD many years ago. I remember many good times, it was kind of like a family. Don was always part of the team and had a big smile for you.
Our Prayers are with you.
-- Ken & Sue Northrup
We are so sorry about your loss. We went to Church at Grace UMC with Emma and Diane. May God hold you in His arms and give you strength at this time.
-- Jim & Nancy Mustard
Billie Jo: I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your "Mr. Wonderful". My deepest sympathies to you. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
-- Teresa (Thompson) Adkins
Billie Jo, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
-- Julie Schifeling
Sorry to hear of your loss, may memories abound in your healing process. Also condolences from Sonny & Georgianna Bargman
-- Ken & Angie Sharp
BJ: Our sincerest thoughts are with you right now. We would be there except Steve himself was just dx'd with pancreatic CA and has about 203 months to live. It ain't fun and I feel for you, as I know I am soon to join you. God has a reason for all this but I'd sure like to advise to do something else! Love to you and if I can do anything at all, please call.
-- Sue & Steve Ellis
I was saddened to hear of Don's passing. I worked with Don at KLJB and recall with much fondness those years - Don was a major part of that time in my life and great guy to work with, not just as a co-worker but also as a friend. Don will always be in my thoughts.
-- Tom Hart
our thoughts and prayers with family at this time sorry about youlost
-- Dennis Van Rycke
Don was a big man with a big heart. The world will be a sadder place without him.
-- Jerry Meehan
Billy, Very few people have touched my life more than Don. I worked with him at Blackhawk, WQPT, and KLJB. He was a great mentor and friend. It was a honor to work and laugh with him. I enjoyed getting to see him and catching up right after Thanksgiving. Billy. I am truely sorry for your loss. I can't really say everyting here Billy, just know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and his kids. I will miss the old Bear.
-- Greg Baldwin
So sorry to hear this! I knew Don from his days at KLJB in Davenport. Great guy - I always enjoyed seeing him. Rest in peace, Don.
-- Kevin Sneed