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Donald M. Book

January 27, 1931 December 28, 2018
Donald M. Book
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Obituary for Donald M. Book

Donald M. Book, 87, of Dixon, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018, at Katherine Shaw Betha Hospital in Dixon, IL. Donald and his late wife, Ruth established Book Farms in 1954 in South Dixon Township. The four-generation business continues to expand with the addition of two sons and two grandsons.

Don was born January 27, 1931 in Dixon, IL to Guy M. and Margaret (Martin) Book.
He married Ruth Elaine Bybee on February 11, 1951 in Scarboro, IL. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2014. Don was a life time member of First United Methodist Church in Dixon and Farm Bureau. He served in the United States Army during the Korean war from 1951-1953.

He is survived by two sons, James (Karla) Book, and David Book both of Dixon; one daughter, Nancy (Lorin) Peterson of Flagstaff, AZ ; 9 grand children, Kris Book of Pekin, Mike (Kristen) Book, Aaron (Kathy) Book, both of Dixon, Rachel (Kevin) Heneghan of Wheaton, Natalee (Brian) Atkinson of Franklin Grove, Allison (Steve) Andrews of Itasca, Megan (Rex) Ribelin of Cody, WY, Ashley (Robert) Nelson of Flagstaff, AZ; one step grandson, Eric (Angela) Peterson of Flagstaff AZ; and 12 great grand children.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother Arthur L. Book.

Visitation will be from 4- 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Dixon. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m., Thursday January 3, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in Dixon with Rev. Timothy Mitchell and Rev. Heewon Kim, co-officiating. Private graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to First United Methodist Church, Dixon.


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Visitation

Wednesday

2

Jan

4:00 PM 1/2/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/2/2019 7:00:00 PM
First United Methodist Church

202 South Peoria Avenue
Dixon, Illinois 61021

First United Methodist Church
202 South Peoria Avenue Dixon 61021 Illinois
United States

Funeral Service

Thursday

3

Jan

11:00 AM 1/3/2019 11:00:00 AM - 11:45 AM 1/3/2019 11:45:00 AM
First United Methodist Church

202 South Peoria Avenue
Dixon, Illinois 61021

First United Methodist Church
202 South Peoria Avenue Dixon 61021 Illinois
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oakwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

416 South Dement
Dixon, IL 61021

416 South Dement Dixon 61021 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

First United Methodist Church

202 South Peoria Avenue
Dixon, Illinois 61021
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