Donald F. Gallup – 86

Leaf River, IL, Donald F. Gallup, age 86, passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2017 in Pinecrest Manor Nursing Home, Mt. Morris, IL. Don was born August 17, 1931 in rural Leaf River, IL, the son of Clifford & Vera (Knapp) Gallup. He graduated from Leaf River High School class of 1949 and later enlisted in the Air Force, serving 3 years in Germany. He then returned to the family farm and began his life-long profession with his brother, Keith. In 1956, Don married Alene Borneman, a high school classmate, in Mt. Morris, IL. He was a member of the Mt. Morris Church of The Brethren, and served on the Leaf River School Board and the Egan Cemetery Association.
Don is survived by his wife: Alene Gallup, Mt. Morris, IL; daughter: Debra (Jon) Nekritz, Frankfort, IL; grandchildren: Erin Nekritz and Kyle Nekritz, both of New York, New York; and several nieces and nephews.
Don is preceded in death by his parents; son: Steven, in 1982; sister: Bernice Hagemann; and brother: Keith Gallup.
Memorial services will be held on Friday December 22, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in the Mt. Morris Church of The Brethren, Mt. Morris, IL. Private burial will be held on Friday December 22, 2017. Visitation will be held on December 22, 2017 from 10:00 A.M. until service time in the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Mt. Morris Church of the Brethren and/or Loaves & Fish Food Pantry, both at 409 West Brayton Road, Mt. Morris, IL.

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