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Donald William Kile

February 8, 1922 May 22, 2011
Donald William Kile
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Obituary for Donald William Kile

Donald William Kile, age 89 of Oakland, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2011 at Hilltop Convalescent Center in Charleston, IL. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at Krabel Funeral Home in Oakland at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at the Oakland Cemetery. Don was born February 8, 1922 in rural Pierce County, Nebraska, the son of William and Grace (Miller) Kile. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1941 and served four years during WWII. He became a mess sergeant and prepared meals for up to 250 people. During his tour in London, he cooked for General Eisenhower. Don learned the bakery trade and went on to study in Chicago, IL, where he learned the art of decorating wedding cakes and candy making. On July 10, 1945, he married Virginia Magnuson in Chicago and in 1948 they purchased the Oakland Bakery from Mr. Hartley, which they operated for thirty-one years. Don was a life member of the Oakland V.F.W., a life member of the Masonic Lodge, a member of the Oakland Lions Club and the Oakland United Methodist Church. He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Allen and husband, Daniel, of Dalton City, IL; one sister, Evelyn Kile of Independence, MO; and a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Kile of Charleston, IL. Also surviving are four grandchildren: Douglas Allen and wife, Rhonda, of Springfield, IL, Carey Allen of Tampa, FL, Alex Kile and wife, Sabrina, of Charleston, IL, and Jerod Kile and wife, Abby of Farmer City, IL. He also leaves behind five great grandchildren, Peyton, Parker and Preslee Allen of Springfield, IL and Gafe, Cambree and Ridge Kile of Charleston, IL. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia; one son, Gregory Kile; his parents and one brother. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Oakland United Methodist Church or the donor’s choice.

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