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Donald E. Brough

August 17, 1949 — July 31, 2022

Donald E. Brough, 72, of Chebanse passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2022 at his home. He was born on August 17, 1949 in Kankakee, the son of Francis and Dorothy (Potts) Brough. He married Sandra Wallace in Kankakee on October 12, 1974.

Surviving are his wife, Sandra Brough of Chebanse; one son, Daniel (Nicole) Brough of Clifton; two daughters, Jennifer (Jason) Silcox of Cedar Rapids, IA and Lisa (Jeff) Kesinger of Highlandville, MO; three grandchildren, Justin, Jordan, and Joel Silcox of Cedar Rapids, IA; two brothers, Chuck Brough of Bethune, SC and Bill (Peggy) Brough of Arthur, IL; and one sister, Janet O'Dell of Denver, CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Jean Kohler; and his beloved dog, Niu.

Mr. Brough proudly served in the United States Army during Vietnam. He was employed at Armstrong in Kankakee for over thirty-five years. He served on Chebanse Fire Department for many years, was a member of Central VFW Post #2131, collected model trains, and enjoyed playing solitaire on his computer.

Visitation will be from 3:00-6:00 pm on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Knapp Funeral Home in Clifton. Funeral services will immediately follow at 6:00 pm.

The family does request that anyone attending the services to please wear a mask, if possible, for the safety of everyone.

Private burial will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood with full military rites.

Memorials may be made to the Family's Wishes.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

3:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)

Knapp Funeral Home - Clifton

415 N Main St, Clifton, IL 60927

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