Donald J. Nafziger

June 16, 1926 ~ August 31, 2020 (age 94)


Donald Joseph Nafziger, 94 of Delavan, passed away August 31, 2020 at 2:04 pm at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.

He was born June 16, 1926 in Hopedale Township to Daniel B. and Eva Sutter Nafziger. He married Wilma Moser on February 19, 1950 in Tremont. They celebrated their 70th anniversary in February, and she survives.

Also surviving are four children, Rebecca (Robert) Arkell of Morton, Lou Ann (Jack) Tindall of Ontario, Canada, Jerry (Laurie) Nafziger of Tremont and Susan (Gene Troeller) Nafziger of Tremont; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren; one brother, James Nafziger of Wheaton; and one sister, Ruth Mason of Hesston, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Vietta Heffner, Fannie Urish, Irene Franks and Mary Livesay; two brothers, Delmar and Herb Nafziger.

Don worked at R.A. Cullinan for 15 years while farming which he continued to do until his death.

Don was a member of the Hopedale Mennonite Church, but attended Dillon Mennonite Church. His life centered around his family, church family, friends, and his faith in Jesus Christ, his Lord.

A big thank you to the girls that lovingly and compassionately cared for dad at the nursing home and Hospice Compasses.

His funeral will be at 11:00 am Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont. Pastor Robert Nafziger will officiate. A visitation will be from 4-7 pm on Friday and from 10:00 to 10:45 am Saturday, both at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Apostolic Christian Cemetery in Tremont.

Memorials may be made to The Missions through Dillon Mennonite Church.

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