Donald G. Brassard (86) of Greenup


Published on December 17 2013 8:05 am

Donald G. Brassard, 86, of Greenup, IL passed away at 4:28 AM on December 16th 2013 at Douglas Rehab & Health Care Center in Mattoon, IL.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 AM on Saturday December 21st 2013 at the Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Friday evening at the funeral chapel. Burial with Military Rites will be in the Greenup Cemetery.
Don was born on September 25, 1927 in Kankakee, IL to Elmer & Ruby Brassard. He married Edna Leadingham in 1950; he later married Patricia Snack on November 17, 1981 and she preceded him in 1996.
Surviving are his sons Joe wife Teresa Brassard of Greenup & Ed wife Lori Brassard of Peoria; Step son Dale Underwood of Joliet, IL; Brothers Larry Brassard of Michigan and Richard Brassard of Minooka, IL; Sisters Iona Ledford of New Mexico and Rosemary Irp of Kankakee, IL; seven grandchildren and  seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 7 brothers, 3 sisters and two great-grandchildren.
Don worked for 32 years at the General Motors plant Willow Springs. He was an avid Bow hunter. He served his country during World War II in the Air Force. He was a member of the Greenup V F W and Greenup American Legion, the Moose in Wilmington, IL.
Memorials can be made to the Greenup VFW box 647 Greenup, IL. 62428. Online condolences can be expressed at