October 18, 1942 - February 27, 2020
Roger Arnold Donley, 77, of Vandalia, IL passed away at 6:30 AM, Thursday, February 27, 2020 at his home. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, March 02, 2020 at St. James Lutheran Church, Vandalia with Rev. Tom Kratzer and Rev. Joe Lawson officiating. Interment will follow in South Hill Cemetery, Vandalia. Military Rites will be accorded at the graveside by Crawford-Hale American Legion Post # 95, Vandalia & Brownstown VFW Post #9770. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 PM, Sunday, March 01, 2020 at Hohlt & File Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, 727 W. Gallatin Street, Vandalia, IL 62471. Mr. Donley was born on October 18, 1942 in Minneapolis, MN, the son of Arthur C. and Bernice M. (Strand) Donley. He married Dorothy M. Bennetts on March 21, 1964 in Minneapolis; together, they shared 55 years of marriage and raised three sons. Roger served in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam. He later became an electrician for Control Data Corporation in Minneapolis and was eventually employed by the Unocal Pipeline in Patoka, IL, where he later retired. Roger was a member of St. James Lutheran Church for 45 years. He was also a member of the Crawford-Hale American Legion Post #95, Vandalia; The Forty and Eight Voiture Nationale, an honor society of American legionnaires; and the Vandalia Moose Lodge Post #1447. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Donley of Vandalia; sons, Brian Donley and wife, Beth of St. Louis, MO, Mark Donley of Abu Dhabi, UAE, and Kevin Donley and wife, Tamara of Fishers, IN; brothers, Charles Donley and wife, Margaret, Lawrence Donley and wife, Debra, and Steven Donley and wife, Cheryl, all of Minneapolis, MN; sisters, Sharon and husband, Douglas Bakker and Beverly Donley, both of Willmar, MN; and grandchildren, Calandra Donley of Mattoon, Aaron Donley of Fishers, IN, and Amanda Donley of Fishers, IN. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Roger Arnold Donley, 77, of Vandalia, IL passed away at 6:30 AM, Thursday, February 27, 2020 at his home. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 AM Monday, March 02, 2020 at St. James Lutheran Church, Vandalia with Rev. Tom Kratzer and Rev.... View Obituary & Service Information
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