Donald was born April 3, 1923, in Taylor Ridge. He married May Osborn on May 1, 1943. She passed away on Dec. 19, 2008.
His children are Carol (Ron) Parchert, Buffalo Prairie; Donna (Mike) Hayes, Trenton, Fla.; Darrel (Judy) Hofer, Dan (Janice) Hofer, Ann Marie (Kevin) Keller, all of Reynolds; and Neil (Carolyn) Hofer, Guttenberg, Iowa. There are 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter. One granddaughter is deceased.
Donald was a lifelong farmer in Taylor Ridge and retired in 1988. He is a member of Taylor Ridge/Reynolds United Methodist Church. Donald and May moved into Heritage Woods in October 2008. Donald would enjoy hearing from friends and family at 405 SE 13th Ave., Apt. 166, Aledo, IL. 61231.