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Donald B. Engleson

April 23, 2023 — April 5, 2020

Service and Interment for Donald B. Engleson, 96, of Deer Park, will be private. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

He was born on April 23, 1923 in Chicago, IL and passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Lake Zurich.

Donald was preceded in death by his beloved wives Dorothy M. Engleson (Wartenberg) and Phyllis Engleson (Hinrichsen). He was loving father to his son the late Richard B. Engleson, D.D.S. He was the oldest son of the late Carl and Evelyn Engleson (Ericson) and loving brother to the late Richard C. Engleson.

Donald was a WW11 veteran serving in the Navy. He worked for Illinois Bell Telephone for over 40 years and was a member of the Masonic Temple. Donald “Donnie” was a proud Shriner. He was a member of the Arab Patrol and served as a Potentates Aide from 1977 thru 1988. Donald was the Illustrious Past Potentate of Chicago’s Medinah Temple, 1993.

Donald is survived by his brother Jerry Engleson (Joanne), daughter Lynnea Collins (RJ), Daughter in Law Susan Engleson (Richard) and long time friend and companion Nora Streng. He has 8 grandchildren all of whom he loved very much, Maggie Abbott (Tony), Ben Engleson, Jessica Mosher, Clare Ferrari(Anthony), Tiffany Mayer, Megan Collins, Kim Brett (Eamon) and Michael Collins. Donald also had 11 great grandchildren, Alice, Ava, Andy, Ethan, Anabelle, Marley, Sam, Harper, Alex, Collin and Lynnea.

Donations may be made to the Shriners Children Hospital, 2211 N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL. 60707, in Donald’s name.


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