Donald R. Eleveld, age 82, late of Crest Hill, Ill., died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family, including Lynne (Hesbol) Eleveld.

He is survived by three sons, Jeff, Matthew (Jennifer) and Mark (Michelle); one daughter, Jayme (James) Holmgren; 10 grandchildren, Kyle, Hailey, Kendra, Tucker, Finnegan, Grace, Ava, Faith, Rachel and Sullivan; two brothers, Eugene and David (Linda); one sister, Nancy (Pat) Volk; and one brother-in-law, Peter Trailov.

Preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph and Bertha (Keckeisen) Eleveld; and one sister, Lynne Trailov.

Don was born in Chicago, Ill., and moved to Three Lakes, Wis., his senior year of high school.

He was athletically gifted and excelled at basketball and golf in his early years and received a scholarship to White Water College. He continued to golf for the rest of his life.

Don served our country with the U.S. Army and after returning home he began his working years at the Chicago Furniture Service which was his family’s business.

He was involved with the trucking industry for many years and was a member of the Teamsters Local 705.

Funeral service for Donald R. Eleveld was Nov. 16, 2019, at Union Congregational United Church of Christ in Three Lakes. Interment Three Lakes Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Forsythe Gould Funeral Home, 507 S. State St.,

Manhattan, IL 60442, (815) 478-3321, www.forsythegouldfh.com.  

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