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|Tune, Donald Wayne
|Donald Wayne Tune, 79, of 960 W. North St. Galesburg died at 6:47 AM Saturday February 6, 2010 in Cottage Hospital.
He was born January 29, 1931 in Joliet, IL the son of Stanford and Pearl Anna Swanson Tune. He married Ruby "Rue" Wewerka on July 29, 1956 in Ferguson, MO. She survives.
Also surviving is a daughter B. Diane (Rod) Johnson of Moline, IL are two sons Mark (Debra) Tune of Alexandria, VA and David Tune of Orlando, FL; and four grandchildren Alena and Miriya Tune and Brian and Beth Johnson.
He served in the US Army from 1955-1957 stationed in St. Louis, MO.
He graduated from Joliet Township High School in 1949, Joliet Junior College in 1951 and the University of Illinois Pharmacy School in Chicago in 1955. He served as an apprentice pharmacist from 1951-1955 in Joliet and then serving as a pharmacist in the 5th Army from 1955-1957 in St. Louis, MO. He bought North Side Drug in Galesburg in 1960. He also owned the Medical Arts Pharmacy, the Plaza Pharmacy and the Snack Shack. After selling North Side Drug in 1992 he worked for the Eagles Pharmacy until he retired in 1998.
Don was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church, where he served as usher and financial secretary. He was a volunteer of the Friends of the Library and was a Reading Buddy at Nielson School. He enjoyed traveling to Europe, all 50 states, Mexico and Canada
Don loved to help people and was able to do this in many ways thru his drugstore and convalescent aid department. He also spent many hours helping family and friends with "fix it" jobs. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren. The family would like to thank Galesburg Cottage Hospital, doctors and staff for their care.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the spring at Bethel Baptist Church. Cremation to be accorded. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Galesburg Public Schools & Music Programs, Galesburg Rescue Mission, FISH, Prairieland Animal Welfare Society, Habitat for Humanity, VNA Community Services or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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