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Kevin O'Donnell

Kevin O'Donnell

Kevin O'Donnell, age 63, of Quincy, died on Sunday, May 29, 2016 in his home. He was born on October 19, 1952 in Quincy the son of Richard & Dolores (Peters) O'Donnell. Kevin was a 1970 graduate of Christian Brothers High School. He married Liz Hajek on December 15, 1973 in Chicago. She survives. Kevin was a proud co-owner of O'Donnell's Termite and Pest Control. Kevin started with his family business at the age of 15 and worked there until his death.

Kevin was a long-time and active member and supporter of the Quincy Exchange Club and its work. He worked the annual Gus Macker tournament with enthusiasm for years and also helped with many of the other Exchange Club projects and events. Kevin was an avid sportsfan in all aspects of the term. He played numerous sports in his younger years. However, his greatest enjoyment in sports was coaching, teaching and watching his children in their various activities throughout the years.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by:
THREE SONS: Dominic O'Donnell of Quincy; Andrew O'Donnell and his wife Michelle of St. Louis, MO and Colin O'Donnell of Lawrence, KS
THREE BROTHERS: Rick O'Donnell, Dan O'Donnell, and Kelly O'Donnell.
ONE SISTER: Cathy Becks
HIS SPECIAL BROTHER IN LAW: Rod Becks.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 9:30 in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 in St Peter Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Quincy Notre Dame or to the Quincy Exchange Club.

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From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dan and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Vicky Windoffer
SARASOTA, FL
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My deepest condolences to Liz, the boys, Dan O'Donnell and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:
Greg and Amy McVey
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Liz, Dominic, Andrew and Colin,
We are so very sorry to hear about Kevin. We both have fond memories of him, he never knew a stranger! We will be thinking of you all!!!!
From:
Christy Kayser Arrazattee
Hattiesburg, MS
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The world lost a kind and brave man who I know will be missed deeply. Lots of love to Liz, Dom, Word and Colin.
From:
Bill & Debbie Greving
Camp Point, IL
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Your family are in our thoughts and prayers this week and beyond.
From:
Curt and Cindy Spake
Quincy, IL
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Sending peace and love . Our condolence to entire family. Curt, Cindy and Noah Spake
From:
Norman Rodriguez
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Very sorry for your loss. We will be keeping everyone in thought and in prayer.
From:
Mary Durand
Edmond, OK
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Thoughts and prayers for our O'Donnell cousins and your families. Such fond memories of Kevin and all of you!!
From:
Jane Burton
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My heartfelt sympathy on the loss of a wonderful Husband, Father and Brother. My prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.
From:
Cole Koester
Nashville, TN
Comments:
Andrew and family,

My deepest sympathies for your loss. What an amazing man we have lost and what an awesome man that heaven has received.

Thoughts and prayers
From:
Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
Comments:
Liz, Dominic, Andrew, and Colin:
I was devastated to hear the news of your loss. Your husband and father was one of the kindest, caring, and giving men I met in my many years in Quincy. I will pray that HE gives all of you the strength you need to get through the days ahead. I will also pray that HE fills your hearts and minds with only the great memories you shared with your husband and father. God Bless.
From:
Jane Luke
Broadview Heights, OH
Comments:
Cathy,
So sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Jane
From:
Mike Moyers
Maywood, MO
Comments:
My thoughts and prayers to everyone in the O'Donnell family. Kevin touched a lot of people and did a lot of great things in his own quiet way over the years. A great guy and a true friend.
From:
Jane Voepel
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Liz and family,
Shocking to read this about Kevin. Sympathy extended at this difficult time. May God give you strength to carry on.
From:
Eric Stratman
Quincy, IL
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Kevin gave me my first job working with his brother Dan when I was in College. Kevin always spoke to me when he saw me as I got older and couldn't have been a nicer man. Prayers go out to the family.
From:
Lori Longueville
Carbondale, IL
Comments:
Liz
I am so sorry to hear the news about Kevin. My heart breaks for you and your family. My sincerest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all who loved and will miss him.
From:
Jeff & Joanne Bergman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our deepest sympathy & prayers.
From:
Josh McCaskey
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dom, I am so sorry for your loss! My heart and prayers go out to you and your family!
From:
Tom Lechtenberg
Quincy, IL
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As I've said on Facebook last evening all of Quincy and your family have suffered a great loss.
As a family man, father, friend and coach there is no replacement.
He will be deeply missed by all of us. His voice and friendly smile and laugh echo still. Our Lord will take good care of him, as Kevin has earned the highest of marks. Again our sincerest condolences to Liz and their children.
From:
Mariann Barnard
Quincy, IL
Comments:
I am sorry for your loss. Kevin was always swell to me, and one of the first people I met when I moved here. May his memory be eternal.
From:
Dick & Pat Wentura
Quincy, IL
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Dear O'Donnell Family,
It was a pleasure to have known Kevin, He will be missed.
Thinking of you---------
Sincerely
Dick & Pat Wentura
From:
Helen (Rinella) Sullivan
Northborough, MA
Comments:
Dear Cathy & Rod, Dan, Kelly and Rick,
Our hearts go out to you and all the O'Donnells.
Thinking of you with prayers,
Helen & Paul
From:
Bob & Christi May
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Andrew and family, we are sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts and prayers
From:
David and Aleowyn Ward
GLENVIEW, IL
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Our hearts are breaking. Loved Kevin.
From:
Kim Bruzek
Wheaton, IL
Comments:
Liz & Family,
We are so very sorry to hear about Kevin, gone way too soon. Keeping all of you in our hearts and prayers.
Steve and Kim Bruzek
From:
Gretchen Braun Evans
Comments:
Liz,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Kevin.
Gretchen
From:
George/Lynne Scholz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
God Bless Kevin and the O'Donnell Family. Our Condolences. Please know that Kevin accomplished so much more on Earth than many of us who live longer. Kevin, a Great Dad, Husband, Brother, Uncle, Friend, TEAMMATE and a Ferocious and Devistating Tackler! You all may not have known this about our kind and giving friend but his Opponents and Teammates Remember. RIP, Kevin.
From:
Casey
Fayetteville, AR
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Sending my deepest condolences from London right now...wish I could be there. He was a great man and I know how much he will be missed. Praying for strength for all of you.
From:
Paul Brown & Janise Denton
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Paul and Janise
From:
Lori Irons
Wapello, IA
Comments:
Working for Rhodes Chemical for the past 18 years, I have had the opportunity to call on O'Donnell's Termite and Pest Control, and Kevin was always warm and welcoming and made me feel as though I was with family. He had a wonderful smile, and sense of humor and I enjoyed the many times we got to spend time together at meetings and at the office. Kevin always spoke very highly of his family. I am certain he will be truly missed by all.
Sincerely,
Lori Irons
From:
Tim Lechtenberg
Rochester Hills, MI 48307, MI
Comments:
Hell Liz, I was looking in the internet for my brother's address and below Tom's name I saw Kevin O'Donnell and then realized it was a notice of his death seven days ago. I am so sorry. This is like a gut punch. After I get back from trips to Quincy which have been too few I always promise myself I will come and see both of you. I feel like more than a Fraternity brother to Kevin after three years together at CB, football, tennis. I am sorry I was not there for you tonight. Kevin was very close and will be missed.
-Tim