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James L "Jim" Donath
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1943
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1997
Bureau County
Illinois, USA

TOULON -- Services for James L. Donath, 53, of rural Toulon, who was pronounced dead at 12:26 p.m. Saturday, June 28, 1997, in Bureau County, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Dominic's Catholic Church in Wyoming. The Rev. Thomas Brajkovich will officiate.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery.

He died in a two-car crash in southern Bureau County near Buda.

Born Dec. 15, 1943, in Peoria to Leo and Ruby Bornsheuer Donath, he married Shirley Fields on Nov. 23, 1968, in Pekin. She also died in the accident, as did his son, Christopher. His father also preceded him in death.

Surviving are his mother of Princeville; three sons, Chad A. of Ottawa, Aaron P. of Kansas, Ill., and Scott C. of Kewanee; two brothers, Harold L. of Sherrard and Richard L. of Mackinaw; one sister, Sally Barrett of Princeville; and four grandchildren.

A member of Laborers International Local 15 in Peoria, he was a foreman for Peoria Blacktop for the past 22 years.

He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Toulon. He was a former member of Knights of Columbus at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Pekin.

He served as videographer for the Stark County High School football games for many years.

Memorials may be made to any charity.

Journal Star (Peoria, IL), June 30, 1997

Family links: 
  Leo Carl Donath (1906 - 1980)
  Ruby Estelle Bornsheuer Donath (1908 - 1999)
  Shirley Fields Donath (1946 - 1997)
  Christopher James Donath (1976 - 1997)*
  Harold Lawrence Donath (1932 - 2009)*
  James L Donath (1943 - 1997)
*Calculated relationship
Toulon Cemetery
Stark County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Teresa Poshard
Record added: Jun 29, 2010
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James L Jim Donath
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