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Donald A. Laken

April 29, 1952 ~ August 8, 2018 (age 66)

Donald A. Laken , age 66, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, August 8th in Normal, IL.


Beloved husband of the late Pamela Laken.  Survived by two daughters, Melissa (Scott) Brown Bertuca and Michelle (Brian) Brown Fagan, 8 grandchildren and Brother Thomas (Debra) Laken.

Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Nona (Carlson) Laken and two Brothers Robert Laken and William (Lois) Laken.

Born and raised in Joliet, IL.  Graduated from Illinois and earned an MS from Illinois State. 

Retired as a Training & Development Analyst after 25 years with State Farm in Bloomington, IL.

Don enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren, vacationing with family in Fort Myers, FL each May, tailgating at Illinois football games, attending NASCAR races, & trying new restaurants.

Funeral Services will be held at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, Tuesday August 14th at 10am.  Interment St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home Monday, August 13th from 4:30-8pm.   In lieu of flowers memorials to American Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

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