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Don C. Walley

December 9, 1922 ~ November 12, 2018 (age 95)

Don C. "Sonny" Walley. WWII Army Veteran. Age 95 passed away November 12, 2018. Beloved husband of the late Helen S. "Peggy," nee Sargent, who passed away in 2006. Loving father of Vickie (Earle Heiden), Jim (Cynthia Boone), Jay (Hilary Rose) and Jon. Devoted grandfather of Jennifer, Erin, Jamie, Tori, Erin, Jon Todd, and Mary. Great-grandfather of Langley, Rylan, Skylar, Emily, and BeKah. Don was a lifelong resident of Park Ridge. He enjoyed gardening, golf, bridge, and theater. He will most of all be remembered as someone who dedicated his life to his family. Active in boy scouts, youth sports programs, and the PTA. He supported his children's interests. Papa's "one liners" will be missed and are often repeated: "Get your head out of the idiot tube," Don't talk to hear yourself talk," and one of our favorites, "Pull up your pants." A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m., at St. Paul of the Cross Church (Holy Family Chapel, lower level), 140 S. Northwest Hwy., Park Ridge. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m., at Park Ridge Presbyterian Church, 1300 W. Crescent, Park Ridge. Interment is private.    

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