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Donald Keith Roesch Sr.

December 29, 1923 ~ August 9, 2020 (age 96)

Obituary

   Donald Keith Roesch, 96, of Danville, went home to be with The Lord on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center in Danville.  Private family services will be held at The Church of The Holy Trinity. 

   Don entered this world on December 29, 1923 in Adrian, MI to Andrew and Blanche (Bracey) Roesch. After graduating from high school, Don entered the US Army Air Corp where he served through WWII. Upon leaving the service, Don married his sweetheart Joyce Elizabeth Sisson on July 31, 1945.  The couple settled in Adrian, Michigan where they were blessed to have one son, Don Roesch Jr, and often said they had to move to Danville to get their “daughter” (Susan).

   Don worked for many years at Heatcraft, formerly Bohn Aluminum as a foreman, and after retiring from there, at Material and Fuel. He was a Cubs fan, enjoyed bowling and golf, and was an amazing woodworker; able to create anything with an idea and his own two hands. Don spent a lot of time working on his collection of forty plus puzzles, never being without one in front of him. He also enjoyed his DVD collection, and would choose three to watch daily. Don was always interested in his great grandchildren’s academics, sports, and extracurriculars.  He spent the last year at Assisted Living at Hawthorne Inn where he proudly earned the title of “Official Greeter.”

   Don lost the love of his life, his sweetheart Joyce on May 10, 2017, and he has been counting on their reunion in heaven ever since. He leaves behind a son: Don (Susan) Roesch Jr.; two grandchildren:  Lisa (Jim) Depratt, and David (Julie) Roesch; five great-grandchildren:  Ryan Isenhower, Jacob and Gage Depratt, and Griffin and Addison Roesch; and several nieces and nephews. His greyhound Shotzie, whom he loved dearly, will also miss him greatly. Don was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Joyce.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in his name to The Church of The Holy Trinity, 308 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL.  Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.KrugerCoanPape.com, or on the Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page.

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