Donald Randall Hellyer, age 90, of 3207 Brentwood Drive, Quincy, died Friday, April 25, 2014, at 7:05 pm in Illinois Veterans Home.
Donald was born March 26, 1924 in Greeley, Colorado, the son of Albert E. and Jennie Randall Hellyer. He married Dorothy Daye July 24, 1948 in Chicago, IL. She survives.
He joined the Navy in 1942, served in World War II in New Guinea and the Philippine Islands. He was discharged in 1945. Donald graduated from Indiana University and went on to get his Law degree from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL. He practiced law in Chicago and in Rockford, IL, retiring in 1984. Donald was an active volunteer, delivering Meals on Wheels, walking dogs for the Humane Society, and volunteering at the Veterans’ Home.
Along with his wife, Donald is survived by two children, Denise (Ed) Dutton, of Kenton, TN and David Hellyer of Sarasota, FL; two grandchildren, Ashli (T.J.) Williams of Martin, TN and Adam (Jeni) Kelley of Quincy, and four great grandchildren, Jayden and Ethan Williams and Nicholas and Connor Kelley.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Donald Hellyer, Jr.
There will be no services. Donald donated his body to St. Louis University
Memorials: Quincy Humane Society