MT. MORRIS - Donald B. Barnhart, 71, lifelong Mt. Morris area resident, died Sunday November 8, 2009 in the Ogle County Hospice Serenity Home, Oregon. Born July 23, 1938 in Fargo, ND the son of Russell and Norma Kula Barnhart. Married to Regina Ogden Semon October 23, 1980 in Oregon. He was a graduate of Leaf River High School and prior to retiring was employed as a union laborer with Dixon Local 727 working at Quebcor in Mt. Morris and the Byron nuclear plant. Don was a volunteer fire fighter and EMT with the Mt. Morris Fire Dept. for 19 years. He enjoyed television repair and erecting TV antenna towers. Survived by his wife, Regina of Mt. Morris; son, Randy (Sheri) Barnhart of Mt. Morris; daughter, Kathy (Tom) Lee of Mt. Morris; step-sons: James (Shery) Semons of Oregon , Bil (Deby) Semon of Garland, Texas and Tom Semon of Chicago; step-daughters: Ann Lombardi of New Jersey, Peggy (Leroy) Saunders of Oregon and Chris Cox of Oregon; 3 grandsons; numerous step-grandchildren; brother, Dave Barnhart of Mt. Morris;and sisters: Darlene Bennett and Elaine Van Dusin, both of Mt. Morris. Predeceased by: daughter, Rhonda Barnhart; step-son, Robert Semon; step-daughter, Elizabeth Reilly; and brother, Chuck Barnhart. Funeral service will be held at 1:00pm Friday Nov. 13 in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon, preceded by a visitation beginning at 11:00am. Pastor Rich Fassig, Ogle County Hospice Chaplin , will officiate. Burial in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris. Memorials may be made to Ogle County Hospice.
Source: Mortuary Obit
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