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Donald L. Brandstatter

June 4, 1938 ~ November 4, 2022 (age 84) 84 Years Old


Donald L. Brandstatter, 84, of Chillicothe, IL, passed away after a brief illness on November 4, 2022, at his home with family by his side. 

Don was born on June 4, 1938, in Hennepin, IL, to John and Darlene (Colver) Brandstatter.  He married Nancy Naumann on October 25, 1958, recently celebrating their 64th anniversary. She survives. 

Preceding him in death were his parents, three brothers, Ralph, Jack and Robert, and three sisters, Betty Hillner, Helen Clemens, and Lois Etheridge. 

Surviving, along with his wife, are four children; Lisa (Scott) Palm, of Varna; Margy (George) Mattern, of Magnolia; Jeff (Kelly) Brandstatter, of Chillicothe; and Dave (Kay) Brandstatter, of Peoria Heights; along with 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. 

Don was an electrician for 31 years at the Hennepin J & L plant, later known as LTV Steel. After retirement, he loved to be with his family, especially outdoor picnics.  White Pines State Park was a favorite vacation spot, recently returning for the 20th year with his family.  His generous and servant heart led him to serve on mission trips to the Dominican Republic as well as teaching Sunday school and Bible studies throughout his lifetime.

Services will be held at Dysart-Cofoid Funeral Chapel at 208 S. McCoy in Granville.  Visitation will be on Thursday, November 10th from 4 to 7 p.m.  Funeral Services will be Friday, November 11th at 11:00 a.m.  Burial will be in Granville Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 2211 N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60707; or WBNH, Central Illinois Radio Fellowship, 1919 Mayflower Drive, Pekin, IL, 61554.

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November 10, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326

November 11, 2022

11:00 AM
Dysart - Cofoid Funeral Chapel
208 S. McCoy St.
Granville, IL 61326


Shriner's Hospital for Children
2211 N. Oak Park Avenue, Chicago IL 60707

WBNH Central Illinois Radio Fellowship
1919 Mayflower Drive, Pekin IL 61554


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