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1932 Donald 2020

Donald E. Hampton

February 22, 1932 — May 19, 2020

Donald E. Hampton, 88 of Aledo, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at OSF. St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. Family Graveside services will be held on Friday at the Buffalo Prairie Cemetery. Private family viewing will be held at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Memorials may be made to the Buffalo Prairie Cemetery Association.

Donald Earl was born on February 22, 1932 in Drury Township, Rock Island County, Illinois to Earl & Ruth Marie (Whitehall) Hampton. He married F. Eileen (Whitney) Kistler on January 26, 1952 in Buffalo Prairie, Illinois. She preceded him in death on August 1, 2015.

Don dedicated his life to farming and just last Friday was out to the farm to check on things and to see his greatest joy, his great-grandchildren. Don never knew a stranger and loved to visit with anyone and everyone. In earlier years, Don and Eileen loved to go dancing, antique tractor pulling and were snowbirds in Texas for many years.

Those left to cherish Don’s memory include his son & daughter-in-law: Al & Denise Hampton of Aledo; Grandchildren: Jon Hampton, Lindsey & Tommy Adams and Jim & Stephanie Hampton; Great-grandchildren: Lane, Garen & Claire Adams and Ellie & Brody Hampton; Sisters: Elaine Rommell of East Moline, Verna DeClerck of Aledo; Joyce Hill of Maryville, IL and Jan Brinckman of Washington, IL and a special friend, Billie Kernan of Aledo. Don was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Joyce Spengler; brother, John Hampton and sisters: Mary Cameron and Delores Anderson.


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