|John D. O'Donnell|
|November 10, 1931 - May 09, 2012|
|Visitation: 10:30 to 11:30 Saturday May 12, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, Ill.|
|Funeral Service: 11:30 a.m. Saturday May 12, 2012 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan, Ill.|
|Interment: Saturday May 12, 2012 at Andalusia, Ill. |
|John D. O’Donnell, 80, a resident of Forest Hill Health and Rehab, East Moline, formerly of Andalusia, died Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the rehab center.|
Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th Ave., Milan. Burial is at the Andalusia Cemetery. Visitation is 10:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.
Mr. O’Donnell was born on Nov. 10, 1931 in Chicago. He married Jeannette T. Lesniak.
John graduated from Loyola Academy, Chicago and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Idaho. He had owned O’Donnell Steel Sales, Inc., Andalusia, which he started in 1986. John began his career in the steel industry in 1951. He was employed for a number of years as a sales representative for the three largest warehouses in the United States.
He was an avid sports person his entire life. John attended the University of Idaho on a football scholarship, where he participated in most sports. He weight lifted, speed skated, and played baseball, basketball, boxed and snow skied. John also enjoyed fishing, flower and vegetable gardening, boating and their pool; but most of all loved his family.
Survivors include his wife, Jeannette, East Moline; daughters, Johnna Clark, Davenport and Deborah Randall, Kewanee; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Julie O’Donnell, Milan; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Barbara. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Terrance.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.
Here's to You,DAD.Never got to meet you but I do remember Terrance,Growing up.Guess life took us down separate paths,I guess they will cross one day,say hello to MOM for ME.Godspeed and God bless,to my half brothers and sisters.
-- Michael Anthony Buttitta
Im so sorry for the passing of your dad. I have a lot of fond memories of John while growing up in Andalusia.
-- Bill Emery, Jr and Family
John called on me while I was in purchasing at J. I Cased in Bettendorf.I never did see John in a bad mood. If you wanted someone to make you laugh and make your day John was the person to do it. John was a person that once you met him, you'd never forget him.
-- Ron Sommers - Bettendorf Iowa
We're so sorry we won't be able to make it in for the service on Saturday. Our youngest daughter, Andrea, is getting married in September, and we are having a shower for her, while her Aunt Karen is in town. We are very sorry for your loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with you. Most Sincerely,
Mitch and Linda Anderson
-- Mitch and Linda (Morrow) Anderson