|Donald G. Selander, 88, of Galesburg, went to be with his Lord Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012 in Seminary Manor.
He was born August 25, 1923 in Galesburg, the son of Guy and Hortense Johnson Selander. He married Dorothy Calhoun May 9, 1948 in Prairie City, Ill. She survives.
Also surviving are three children, Tom (and Becky) Selander of Des Moines, Iowa, Gary Selander of Galesburg, and Nancy (and Gary) Ebersole of East Galesburg; five grandchildren, Sarah (and Scott) Wooldridge of Galesburg, Kristina (and Jason) Galle of Johnston, Iowa, Aaron McNaught of Los Angeles, Calif., Eric Selander of Des Moines, and Justin McNaught of Galesburg; a step grandson, Andrew Ebersole of East Galesburg; a great granddaughter, Krayson Wooldridge of Galesburg; and a step great grandson, Jordan Galle of Johnston. He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Janice Dahlquist; and a son-in-law, Michael McNaught.
Donald graduated from Galesburg High School in 1941. He worked for the Burlington Railroad for 19 years, and then worked for Fidelity Federal Savings and Loan for 23 years, retiring from there in 1983.
He was a life long member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where over the years he was involved in many things including teaching Sunday school and serving on the Church Council.
Donald was a former member of the Noon Lions Club and the Knox County Workshop Club, making many wooden toys for the Salvation Army to give to needy children at Christmas time. He volunteered at Cottage Hospital installing Lifelines and delivering meals on wheels. He volunteered for Habitat for Humanity working on the first three houses. He loved working with tools and could fix most anything.
He loved getting together with his family and helping them with projects when they needed help.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Rev. Dr. Tom Larsen will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Burial will be in Knoxville Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.