Darrell E. "Dux" Downing

Death:Thursday, October 16, 2008
Ogle Co, Illinois

STILLMAN VALLEY - Darrell E. "Dux" Downing,74, lifelong area resident, died Thursday October 16, 2008 in his home. Born March 15, 1934 in Mt. Morris the son of Vivian (Grady) Downing. Married to Lonna Schoenrock August 11, 1962 in Stillman Valley. Graduate of Mt. Morris High School in 1952 and attended Manchester College. He was a US Marine Corp veteran of the Korean War and was a starter on the Marine Corp Championship football team. Employed by K-Mart Corporation for 32 years, retiring in 1996 as a District and Regional Manager. He also owned and operated Leaf River Country Inn with his wife for 19 years. Dux was an avid outdoorsman, loved to hunt and fish, and showed many young kids the love of sports. Survived by his wife, Lonna of Stillman Valley; mother-in-law, Velda Schoenrock; brothers-in-law: Larry Schoenrock (Jill Branscomb), Richard (Sherry) Schoenrock, Ronald (Kathy) Schoenrock & Michael Schoenrock; sister-in-law, Sharon Schoenrock; and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his mother, Vivian Nichols; brother, Harold Downing; sister, Marjorie Graham; father-in-law, Milo Schoenrock; sister-in-law, Nancy Kauzlarich; and nephew, Michael Schoenrock. Services will be held at 10:30am Tuesday October 21 in the Congregational Christian Church of Stillman Valley with Rev. Chris Brauns, pastor, officiating. Burial in Mouth of Stillman Cemetery. Visitation Monday 5:00 - 8:00pm in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Stillman Valley. Memorials may be made to the Congregational Christian Church of Stillman Valley or Ogle County Hospice.

Source: Mortuary Obit

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