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Donald "Don" C. Mallinson

August 28, 1948 ~ March 18, 2018 (age 69)
Donald "Don" Craig Mallinson, 69, of Washington passed away at 8:13am Sunday, March 18, 2018 at UnityPoint Health- Methodist in Peoria. Don was born August 28, 1948 in Arthur, IL to Ray K. and Ellen V. (Bushert) Mallinson. He married Janet Geary on April 27, 1975 in Centralia, IL; she survives. Also surviving are two sons, Don (Sheila) Mallinson of Washington and Ken (Jodie) Mallinson of Morton; and six grandchildren, Jessica, Ethan, Elizabeth, Alexander Mallinson, David Asher, Nathan Wise. He was preceded in death by his parents; an infant granddaughter, Taylor Lee Mallinson; and a sister, Sheila Reed. Don graduated from Southern Illinois University- Carbondale with a degree in Radio and Television Communication and was a Marching Saluki during his time there. He had a lifelong love of music, playing TAPS for Veterans and First Responders through Bugles Across America and with various orchestras including the Peoria Pops Orchestra, Peoria Area Senior Citizens Band, and Peoria Heights Community Band. Don was an avid car and motorcycle enthusiast, belonging to many local and national clubs including Ford Taurus SHO National Car Club, the Gold Wing and Star Venture Riders and Patriot Guard. Don's family will receive friends from 11:00am-1:00pm Saturday, March 31, 2018 at Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington. A celebration of life will be held immediately following the visitation at 1:00pm, with honors by Tazewell Military Rites Team and Taps. Private inurnment will be at Glendale Cemetery in Washington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Bugles Across America, Tazewell Military Rites Team, or a charity of the donor's choice.



The family will receive friends:

MAR 31. 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - Washington

2075 Washington Road

Washington, IL, US, 61571

Celebration of Life

MAR 31. 01:00 PM

Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory - Washington

2075 Washington Road

Washington, IL, US, 61571

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