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Donald R. Eads

June 3, 1955 - February 29, 2024

Donald R. Eads Donald R. Eads
    March 5, 2024 | 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location
    Private Burial

Donald “Donnie” Eads, 68, passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 29, 2024, at his home in St. Charles, Illinois. He was born on June 3, 1955 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, the son of Forrest and Mildred (Dougherty) Eads. Donnie moved to St. Charles in the mid-1970s, where he met Sue (Harrison) Eads, and the couple were married on January 19, 1979, during Chicago’s infamous Blizzard of ’79.

Donnie worked at St. Charles Kitchens for 16 years and Burgess-Norton Manufacturing for 20 years. Since retiring, he had been enjoying his free time. Donnie might’ve described himself as a “simple man” (cue Lynyrd Skynyrd). He always looked forward to visits with family and friends, both in Illinois and Missouri. He loved animals, spicy foods, muscle cars and classic Southern rock. He was a lifelong fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and could usually be found watching a NASCAR race on a Sunday afternoon.

Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Sue Eads; sons Jason Eads (Jessica Moorman) of Salisbury, NC and Dan Eads of St. Charles, IL; three sisters, Peggy York of Williamsville, MO; Sharon (Doug) Eisenbeis of Williamsville, MO; and Robin (Ronnie) Barks of Silva, MO; along with many nieces and nephews, who say he left behind a lot of good memories. He was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Mildred Eads; brother Forrest “Junior” Eads; and sister Barbara JoAnn Thurston.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, March 5 at Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 405 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL. Private Interment will be at North Cemetery, St. Charles.


Mitchell Cohen from Riverview, FL

"May he rest in peace."

Jill & Randy Wennlund from Timnath, CO

"My heart is sad for you all, Don was one of the sweetest souls I've had the pleasure to know. I always enjoyed seeing him with Sue grocery shopping at Meijer's and having a fun chat time. Hugs to everyone❤️🙏"

Jim & Kerry VerVynck from St. Charles, IL

"Our Deepest Condolences. Donnie was a good man! He seemed to enjoy life. He had a great laugh & smile. He was a hard worker & loved his family. He will be truly missed."

Elissa Bettcher from Wauconda , IL

"Sue to you and your family my sincerest condolences on the loss of this wonderful man, husband and father. May peace be with you all ."

Sherri Weitl from St. Charles, IL

"Sue, our sincere condolences. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers."

Ray and Roberta Gigear from Mt. Juliet, TN

"Sue, Jason, and Daniel, We are so sorry for your loss. Donnie was such a fun guy to visit with. He always had a smile."

David Wyatt from Cortland , IL

"I am saddened to hear of Don’s passing. May he rest in peace! I worked with Don at BN and he was always there when needed. He was a good man! Very sorry for your loss."

Yolanda and Primo Martinez from Melrose Park , IL

"Sue. I just seen this and papi and I are in total shock. I have no words He was a great neighbor and friend. .y sincere condolences to you and the family. RIP Don ❤️ 🙏"

Bob and Mary Patterson from North Aurora, IL

"Donnie was a fun loving guy, always had a smile and a laugh. Loved to see him, he will be missed by so many. May you find some comfort that he is at peace."

Beverly Grimes from Ashton , IL

"Always enjoyed working with Donnie at Burgess-Norton in Geneva."

Rick & Lindy Ostrom from Elburn, IL

"Condolences to the family. Don was a good man and will be missed. RIP"

Michael (Mike) and Yvonne York from Williamsville , MO

"One of my best friends, during our teenage years."

Terrence Furlong from Elgin, IL

"So very sorry to hear about your husband passing. Marie and I feel so badly for not responding sooner. We only just heard about it."

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