|Donald E. Miles|
|Service Date:||August 21st, 2007|
Donald E. Miles
Minonk- Donald E. Miles 55 of 230 Cedar Ln., Minonk passed away at 3:33 P.M. Friday, August 17, 2007 at his residence.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Minonk. Rev. Daniel Gansch-Boythe will officiate. Burial will be in Minonk Twp. Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until time of services on Tuesday at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home, Minonk. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology or American Cancer Society
Don was born April 26, 1952 at Pontiac a son of Donald D. and Carmen L. Bachman Miles.
He married Susie Petri on August 4, 1980.
Survivors include his mother, Carmen Miles, Minonk, one son, Mike (Melissa) Miles, Normal; one daughter, Lisa Miles, St. Louis,MO; two sisters, Nancy (Tim) Manning, Minonk and Peggy Miles, Pontiac; two brothers, Larry (Mary) Miles, Minonk and Jim (Lois) Miles, Bloomington; one grandson Peyton Miles; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents.
Don graduated from Minonk-Dana-Rutland High School as valedictorian of his class. He attended University of Illinois for 3 years, where he resided in the farmhouse fraternity. He later received his bachelors degree and a masters degree in psychology from Illinois State University.
He was employed as a Pekin Insurance Agent until he moved to Tampa, FL where he was a professor of psychology at the University of South Florida. While at the University of South Florida he received his PhD in Industrial Organizational Psychology,
He later moved to Charleston,SC and was a professor of Psychology at the College of Charleston.
When Don moved back to Minonk he was employed at Alpha Insurance Services.
He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Minonk, the Sierra Club, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
Online condolences may be sent to his family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.