Donald G. Emmons

Donald G. Emmons, 81, of Illinois City, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at his home.  Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services.  Burial will be in the Illinois City Cemetery.  Visitation for Don will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Don.  Online condolences may be left for the family at


Donald Gene Emmons was born on November 9, 1937, in Maysville, Kentucky the son of William C. and Ivetta (Gudgell) Emmons.  On March 5, 1960, Don was united in marriage to Loretta J. Markins in Columbus, Ohio.  Don worked for Supersweet Feeds from 1964 – 1966 and then started working at Pax Steel Productions in 1966, retiring in 1998.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, horseback riding and restoring his tractors.


Don will be deeply missed by his children, Jon (Kris) Emmons of Omaha, Nebraska and Michael (Mary) Emmons of Cambridge, Illinois; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren and two sisters, Darlene (Ronald) Jacobs of Georgetown, Ohio and Joyce (David) Shough of Waynesville, Ohio.


Don was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Loretta, on December 24, 2017, one son, Monty Emmons, and one brother, Bill Emmons.