Donald A. Hitchens

Donald A. Hitchens, 81, of Glen Carbon, IL, born Monday, January 14, 1929, in E. St. Louis, IL, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Relais Bonne Eau in Edwardsville.

Mr. Hitchens worked as a Lineman for Union Electric. He was a member of and the Assistant Business Representative for IBEW Local #309 and was a gentleman farmer for over 45 years.

He was preceded in death by his:

  • Parents: Ira E. and Selma nee Berg, Hitchens
  • Brother: Dean Hitchens

Surviving are his:

  • Wife: Martha A., nee Beard, Hitchens
  • Children
    •  Mindy (Jim) Dehner of Godfrey, IL
    • Steven (Michelle) Woosley of Edwardsville, IL
    • Sheila (Ron) Langendorf of Worden, IL
  • Grandchildren
    •  Heather (Ryan) Yeager
    • Jacque Woosley
    • Adam (Crystal) Dehner
    • Cory (Rafe) Heng
    • Megan Langendorf
    • Nathan Langendorf
  • Three Great-Grandchildren
  • Nephew: David Hitchens of Columbia Station, OH

Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or Relais Bonne Eau Community Hospice Home.

Visitation: Friends may call from 11:00 to 1:00, Saturday, May 15, 2010 at the Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Kurrus Funeral Home, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences left for Donald A. Hitchens:

    Martha and Family, We are so sorry for your loss and ours too,you have been the best neighbor and friends for over 40 years. We will miss our Don and all of you will too. May our thoughts and prayers be a comfort to you in your loss. Love Friends Lois ,Paul and Esther

    Lois Opel Worden IL 62097

    Mindy, Martha and family,

    I just learned (on the Kurrus website) that Don passed away, and we wanted to extend our condolences.

    It's been a long time since we saw you, but we do have fond memories of you and Don from many years ago.

    I know your pain is great now and that it will be for some time, but I hope your memories ease the pain soon.

    Bob and Helen Lawrence

    Bob and Helen Lawrence St. Louis Missouri 63116