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R. Donald Henderson

December 8, 1911 October 18, 2010
R. Donald Henderson
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PEORIA-R. Donald Henderson, 98, of Christian Buehler Memorial Home in Peoria, passed away there at 2:35 a.m. on Monday, October 18, 2010. Born on December 8, 1911, in Boulder, CO, to Rex and Clara Strock Henderson. He married Veronica Dollard on May 21, 1942, in Peoria. She passed away on June 11, 2004, in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by one daughter, Carol Keane, five brothers and one sister. Surviving are one son, Father Donald Henderson of Peoria; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, one brother, Delbert Henderson; one sister, Darlene Hoffaker of Ashville, NC. He was an Emissions Control Manager at Caterpillar, Inc. where he worked for 39 ½ years. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the church’s Men’s Club, Society of Automotive Engineers and Sigma Tau Fraternity. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 21, 2010 at St. Philomena Catholic Church with Father Donald Henderson and Father David Richardson officiating. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday at the church with a Scripture Service at 7 p.m. Additional visitation will be one hour before the Mass at the church. Entombment will be in Resurrection Mausoleum. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Philomena School Endowment Fund or American Cancer Society. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to


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