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Donald G. Averbeck, Sr.
  • Memorials ma be made to the St. Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery fund.

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“So sorry to read of Don's passing he was a great guy! Lynn our payers go out to you and the kids. May the Lord bless you and comfort your heart and...Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Gary and Jenith Henson - IL

“So sorry to hear about Don's passing. My sincere condolences to Aunt Josephine & all the family. ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Cousin Dallas - Custer, SD

“When I heard, I'm so sorry. My sympathy to all! ”
3 of 21 | Posted by: Kathy Luecking - Bellleville, IL

“I'm so sorry for your loss. My sympathy to all. ”
4 of 21 | Posted by: Kathy Luecking - Belleville, IL

“our deepest sympathy goes out to the family for you loss. May God bring peace to Donald as well as the family. God Bless. ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Ruth & Mike Lumpkins - TX

“Please accept our deepest sympathies. ”
6 of 21 | Posted by: Dennis & Michelle Klein - Athens, AL

“Our thoughts and prayer are with you Leon and your family, may the Good Lord have all of you in his hands. ”
7 of 21 | Posted by: Inspector Mike Johnson - IL

“I hadn't seen Don since high school but I'll never forget the first day of first grade. The nuns paired us in twos and Don was my partner that day...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Bob Rothluebbers - St Louis, MO

“It just seems like yesterday as I recall our playing days back in Freeburg. I'm sure I caught a game or 2 with Donald on the mound and I'm pretty...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Glenn 'Willie" Gough - Monroe, LA

“I went to High School with the Averbecks the first year St. Libory switched from Marissa to Freeburg. We were on the baseball team together, David, a...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Mike Germann - Bel Air, MD

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of the Averbecks. I'm so sorry for your loss. ”
11 of 21 | Posted by: Mike Link - Troy, IL

“Thoughts and prayers to the Averbeck family. I pray that faith will uphold you and memories carry you through. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Melinda Rexford - Alton, IL

“I was always glad to see Don making my deliveries because he would go out of his way to help in whatever way possible. I would tell him what I was...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Tracy Smith - Sparta, IL - Friend

“Donald like all of the Averbeck clan is well thought of and respected throughout. I am proud to have know Donald. A very good man! He will be greatly...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: bobby appel - Columbia, TN

“Worked with Don for several years at Wrights. He always had a smile on his face and a hello. My sympathy to the family ”
15 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Ann Bowerman - Campbell Hill, IL

“Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Don was a wonderful man and he will be sorely missed. ”
16 of 21 | Posted by: Art and Barb Johnson - Walnut, IL

“Junior you and your family have our sympathy ”
17 of 21 | Posted by: Bob and Toni Douglas - IL

“Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Don. He was a great guy and always fun to be around in school. The world lost a wonderful guy...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Lynn Tadlock Welch - Freeburg, IL

“My deepest sympathy to all of you. It is never easy to let go of the ones that we love. Please take comfort in knowing that he is not alone, is not...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Lyne Cook - Evansville, IL

“Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of Don. We were high school friends and he will be great missed. My sympathy to all the Averbeck...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie Hacker Braun - Freeburg,, IL

“We will always have fond memories of Donald, we really enjoyed those butchering days when David and Donald would "discuss" where the cuts should be...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Tracy & Rita Appel - Sparta, IL

Donald G. Averbeck, Sr., 59, of Marissa, IL, born February 11, 1956 in Red Bud, IL, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL. Mr. Averbeck was a dairy herdsman for 20 years cdl boom truck operator at Wright Building Center for 13 years. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lively Grove, IL and a member of The St. Louis Metropolitan Pigeon Fanciers Association, Inc. and the National Classic Old Frill Club.

Mr. Averbeck was preceded in death by his father, Henry Averbeck, 1 brother; Leroy Averbeck, 1 sister; Louise Derringer and 1 brother-in-law; Gary Derringer.

Donald is survived by his loving wife, Lynn M., nee Conway, Averbeck, of Marissa, whom he married on August 13, 1977 in St. Libory, IL, 2 sons; Donald G. Averbeck, Jr. of Coulterville, IL and Jason D. Averbeck of Swansea, IL, 1 daughter; Amanda L. (Chad) Bumann of Marissa, IL, his mother; Josephine, nee Luecking, Averbeck of St. Libory, IL, 4 brothers; Jim (Jackie) Averbeck of Waterloo, IL, David (Karen) Averbeck of Marissa, IL, Mark (Diane) Averbeck of Hoyleton, IL and Leon (Brenda) Averbeck of Lively Grove, IL, 2 sisters; Joan Derringer of Ellis Grove, IL and Brenda (Steve) Greaney of Lively Grove, IL, 1 brother-in-law; Larry Derringer of Perryville, MO, 2 granddaughters; Lillian and Madelyn Averbeck, and a grandson who is due to be born in September.

Memorials may be made to the St. Anthony Catholic Church Cemetery fund.

Condolences to the family may be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lively Grove, IL from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015 and from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015.

Funeral: Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lively Grove, IL with Father Steven Poole officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of the arrangements.