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Donald J. Talken

Donald J. Talken

Donald J. Talken, age 80, of Quincy, IL died on Monday, November 23, 2020 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on March 21, 1940 in Quincy, IL the son of Herman J. & Eugenie (Grave) Talken. He graduated from Sacred Heart-Griffin High School. For 6 years, Donald was a brother in the Viatorian Order. During that time he earned his Bachelor's Degree in mathematics from Loyola University. He married Judith Geise on January 14, 1967. She survives.

Mr. Talken was a computer analyst at various companies throughout the years, including MoorMan's, EDS, and DOT Foods. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing in the Bogey Busters golfing group.

In addition to his wife, he is also survived by:
THREE CHILDREN: Bill Talken (Kim) of the Quad Cities, IA; Patrick Talken (Shannon) of Grand Rapids, MI and Matt Talken (Kim) of Chatham, IL.
FIVE GRANDCHILDREN: Andrew Talken, Abbie Talken, Ophelia Huerta, Elijah Talken and Elyse Talken.
ONE BROTHER: Jim Talken (Mary)
Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Donald was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Mark Talken.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery. A Celebration of Don's life will take place at a later date. Memorials may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, St. Anthony Catholic Church and the American Cancer Society.

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Sorry to hear of Don’s passing. Prayers for the family on your loss. I always enjoyed our conversations over lunch and in the later years visiting at the Dot Christmas party.
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Christine Schaller
Anderson, IN
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Worked with Don at MoorMan’s. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
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Phil Featheringill
Quincy, IL
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Really sad to hear about Don's passing. I too am a Bogey Buster and I enjoyed many rounds of golf with Don, he will be missed. Nancy and I offer our heart felt condolences to Don's entire family. Godspeed.
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Angela Salrin
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I'm very sorry to hear of Don's passing. I worked with Don at Dot Foods for a couple of years before he retired. He was a very nice man. My prayers are with you.
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Mark Read
Versailles, IL
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Don worked with us at Dot Foods for a number of years before he retired and we appreciated his work and getting to know him. We always enjoyed seeing pictures of his Christmas Village and talking golf with him.

Your are in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Lynne Moormann
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My thoughts and prayers are with Don's family and friends. I remember him fondly from working together at Dot Foods. I always enjoyed catching up with him at Dot Christmas parties since his retirement.
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Mark Read
Versailles, IL
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I'm so sorry for your loss. Don worked with us at Dot Foods for a number of years before he retired and we appreciated his work and getting to know him. We always enjoyed seeing pictures of his Christmas Village and talking golf with him.

Your are in my thoughts and prayers.

Take care,
Mark
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Corey Bedenbender
Perry, IL
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I will Miss Seeing Don from time to time in Quincy & at Dot Christmas Party's and seeing his Trees and displays at Christmas.
Corey Bedenbender And Family
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Tom Barnes
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I am so sorry for your loss. I work at Westview Golf course and had many good talks with Don. We talked about his wife making pies and he was always eating apples. Loved his hat and suspenders. RIP Sir
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Christine Rawlings Pottinger
Ft Myers, FL
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Judy and family,
So sorry to hear about Don. My heart is breaking for you..please know we’re all thinking of you.
With love,
Christine and your Florida family branch
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Wayne Fessler
Quincy, IL
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Played a lot of Bogey Buster Golf with Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with you good friend.
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Neal Hemming
Quincy, IL
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I also worked with Don at MoorMan’s and EDS. My thoughts and prayers are with the Judy and family.
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Richie Vozza
Rushville, IL
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We worked with Don at Dot Foods until his retirement. He was a good man and we enjoyed seeing him occasionally at the Christmas parties. Sorry for your loss, Richie and Amy Vozza.
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Dennis Semerad
Quincy, IL
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Sorry to hear of Don's passing but over joyed for Don's reward in Heasven. I am a member also of the Bogey Buster group and have played many rounds with Don. Always enjoyed our "Christian" talks and view points we shared with each other. RIP Don and prayers to the family
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Mark A. Wiewel
Quincy, IL
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Judy & Family
I am very sorry for your loss of Don. I was blessed to have met Don and Judy and prayed with them and encourage them to try and take life one day at a time.
Eternal rest Don.
Chaplain Mark
Blessing Hospital.