Donald F Scranton

Born: Fri., May 15, 1942
Died: Mon., Jun. 10, 2019


12:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 14, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Fri., Jun. 14, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Donald Scranton, age 77 of Pittsfield, IL - devoted husband and loving father – passed away Monday, June 10, 2019.  He was born May 15, 1942 at Illini Hospital in Pittsfield, the only son of Russell and Beulah Dennison Scranton.
A long-time Pike county resident, Don attended Milton Grade School, East Pike High School, Southern Illinois University, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Farm Short Course. For many years he farmed two properties south and east of Milton and later years was a salesman with Lawson Products in St. Louis, MO.
He was active in Milton Christian Church as youth and Pittsfield United Methodist Church as an adult. Mr. Scranton also was a Farm Bureau member and served on Illinois State Young Farmers Committee.  As an avid golfer he served a term as chairman of the board of Old Orchard Country Club and helped organized many tournaments. Hobbies included a love of playing bridge and gin rummy, trips involving travel to Florida, and bowling as a young adult.
Survivors include a wife, Judith Kingery Scranton whom he married August 11, 1968 at the Pittsfield United Methodist Church, and to this union was born one son, Robert Wayne Scranton of St. Louis, MO.
Don is also survived by one sister-in-law, Ada (Don) Darrow of Safety Harbor, FL, and nieces and nephew: Susan (Darren) Henninger of  Oak Creek, WI; Christine Adams of Washington, IL; Marc (Amber) Darrow of Atlanta, GA; and Kim (Dan) Camp of Sparland, IL and great nieces and nephews: Brittney Henninger of Oak Creek WI; Ashley (Jake) Anglin and Kaleb Slotter of Washington, IL; Ethan and Jordan Darrow and Cameron Jackson of Atlanta, GA; and Abigail, Isabella, Charlotte and Jonathan Camp of Sparland, IL.
Funeral services will be held on June 14, 2019 at 2:00 P.M. at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, IL. Interment will follow at Smith Cemetery near Milton, IL.  Visitation will be held prior to the service on June 14, 2019 12:00-2:00 P.M.  Memorials are suggested to Pittsfield United Methodist Church or Smith Cemetery. Condolences may be left to the family at Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Connie Kunzeman
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with you!
Connie Kunzeman

Clint and Judy Hurdle
   Posted Mon June 10, 2019
Sending our best wishes to all the Scranton family. We are so sorry for your loss. Blessings to all of you. Clint and Judy Lemons Hurdle

Cheryl Zimmerman
   Posted Tue June 11, 2019
We are so sorry to learn of Don's death. Please feel our conc
ern as you travel life's path and know God's plan.

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