|Donald Eugene Schmalshof, 84, of Avon passed away at 9:15 PM February 10, 2011, at home in Greenbush Township. He was born January 19, 1927, in Liberty, Illinois, the son of Alberta and Russell Hopson. He married Lois Simmons March 26, 1950 in Greenbush.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Susan Thompson of Texas, Brenda (Randy) Sensabaugh of Avon, two sons Andy (Tammy) Schmalshof and David (Kate) Schmalshof both of Avon; five grandchildren and one great granddaughter, Molly Bell of Abingdon, IL. He is also survived by his two sisters, Marjorie (Rolland) Rodgers and Mary Turner, and his brother Richard (Jean) Hopson all of Roseville, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents.
A lifetime farmer, Mr. Schmalshof served as a Tompkins State Bank director, a member of the Greenbush Cemetery Board and forty-eight years as a volunteer fireman for the Avon Fire Department.
Funeral services will be held at Corman Memorial Home in Avon on Monday, February, 14, 2011, at 10:30 AM with burial in the Greenbush Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Corman Memorial Home in Avon on Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children Research Hospital or to the McDonough District Hospice in lieu of flowers. Please sign the guestbook at www.cormanmh.com. Corman Memorial Home Avon, IL is in charge of the arrangements.