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Donald L. McKinley

August 12, 1937 — August 13, 2022

Kappa

KAPPA-Donald L. McKinley, 85, of Kappa, died Saturday, August 13, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family.

Donald was born on August 12, 1937 in Bloomington to Cecil and Lucinda Lawrence McKinley. He married Yvonne Vandegraft on February 21, 1970 in El Paso. She died on June 28, 2017.

Donald was a US Air Force Veteran and a member of the El Paso Masonic Lodge. He worked for Caterpillar Tractor Co. for 33 years on the assembly line. Then he drove a semi on a daily route to Joliet. After retiring, he drove for Krumholz Trucking of Eureka.

Surviving family includes one daughter, JoEllen (Chuck) Russell of Canton; four sons, Donald W. (Dawn) McKinley of Kappa, Brian McKinley of El Paso, Philip McKinley of Normal, Rodney (Lola) McKinley of Kappa; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Yeske; one brother, Wesley McKinley.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso. Pastor Brandon Current will officiate. Visitation will begin one prior to services at funeral home. Burial will be at Hinthorn Cemetery in Hudson.

Memorial contributions can be made to El Paso Emergency Squad. Online Condolences and tributes can be sent to family at www.ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com

To send flowers to the family in memory of Donald L. McKinley, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Ruestman Harris Funeral Home - El Paso

40 West, El Paso, IL 61738

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Ruestman Harris Funeral Home - El Paso

40 West, El Paso, IL 61738

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Burial

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Following Funeral Services.

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