Charles E. Donner

June 24, 1937 ~ October 2, 2019 (age 82)


Charles E. Donner

Born: June 24, 1937, in Rockford, IL

Died: October 2, 2019, in Belvidere, IL


Charles (Chuck) passed away peacefully in a care center in Belvidere, IL after a long illness.

Chuck was born June 24, 1937, to Harry and Aldine Donner. He was married to Marie Buckingham on October 15, 1955.

He is survived by his wife Marie; daughters Linda (Joe Ehlers) Wegleiz and Marsha Gile (DeWitt) and his son Chas Donner; a sister Beverly (Arthur) Koehn; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Chuck enjoyed gardening, woodworking, vacationing out west, casinos, game shows, and working on his cars.

He was preceded in death by his parents Aldine and Harry Donner, his brother Harry Donner; his mother-in-law Emma Buckingham and many other relatives very dear to him.

Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Monday, October 7, 2019, at Saunders &McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St. Harvard, IL 60033.

Family and friends may sign the online guest book at

For more information call the funeral home at 815-943-5400.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Charles E. Donner, please visit our floral store.


October 7, 2019

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home
107 W. Sumner St.
Harvard, IL 60033

© 2020 Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA