ALEDO, Ill. -- Don W. Kiddoo, 83, of Aledo, died Friday Dec. 15, 2000, at the Mercer County Nursing Home in Aledo.
Services are at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. The Rev. Richard A. Bishop will officiate. Burial is at the Peniel Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Joy United Methodist Church, the Mercer County YMCA, or the Mercer County Fair Assn.
Mr. Kiddoo was born on March 1, 1917, in the New Boston Township, the son of Renn and Elsie Irwin Kiddoo. He married Elizabeth Kellums on July 9, 1937, in Canton, Mo. He graduated from Joy High School in 1935, and from the Rock Island Business School in 1937, formerly known as AIC.
They farmed the family farm in the Joy, Ill. area, where they raised one of his favorites, purebred Angus cattle, until they retired and moved to Aledo in 1987.
He was a member of the Joy United Methodist Church and was an active member and former president of the Joy Community Club.
In 1981, his son Curtis died of kidney failure shortly after graduating from the University of Illinois. In 1974, he gave his son John a kidney after his kidneys failed, an accomplishment he was very proud of and grateful to have been able to do. Don enjoyed meeting and talking to people and enjoyed socializing with the public, never knowing a stranger. He loved his family, his grandchildren and a good thick rare steak.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Kiddoo; two daughters, Ruth Dondanville of Nashville, Tenn., and Jean Kiddoo of Aledo; a son, John Kiddoo and his wife, Linda, of Moline; five grandchildren, Karen and David Weatherbee of Franklin Tenn.; Christopher Dondanville of Charlotte N. C.; Angela Kiddoo of Crystal Lake, Ill.; Douglas Stenfeldt of Media, Pa. and Zacha Stenfeldt a student at Monmouth College; two great-grandchildren, Ryan and Colin Weatherbee of Franklin Tenn.
He is preceded in death by his parents; a son, Curtis Kiddoo; and two infant sisters.