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Donald Deeringer2/4/1991
Services for Don "Bud" Deeringer, 43, of Knoxville, who passed away Feb. 4, 1991, were held Feb. 7 at St. Anthony's Church.

Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery in Marion County.

Rev. Philip Cardenzana officiated at the ceremony. Music was provided by organist Sister Roberta Klesener.

Military honors were provided by American Legion Post #168 and V.F.W. Post #3519. Honorary pallbearers were Allan Abel, LaVerne Mahurin and Leon Ross.

Pallbearers were Bill Crall, Jr., Rick Graham, Jr., Kevin Kelderman,
Jeff Shilling, Rick Shilling and Loren Thornburg.
Don "Bud" Deeringer was born April 18, 1947 in Knoxville.

He was the son of Don and Bertine Slykhuis Deeringer.

Don attended the Knoxville Public School system and later entered the U.S. Army in 1966 and served in Korea with an engineering battalion. He was released in 1968 and returned to Knoxville.

On April 3, 1969 Don was united in marriage to Lolita (Lollie) Graham in Knoxville.

Don was employed at the time of his death by the Maytag Company in Newton where he had worked in the tool and die department for over 20 years. Don was preceded in death by his parents.

Those family members surviving him are his wife; Lollie of Otley, four sisters: Donna Thornburg, Ruth Kay Shilling, Mrs. Larry (Debra) Bennett all of Knoxville, and Mrs. William (Joan) Crall of Lovilia.
Also one brother, Bill Slykhuis of Linden, Penn, many other relatives and a host of friends.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.