June 24, 1931 - March 26, 2022
Donald W. Spooner of Lake Bluff, IL, passed away on March 26, 2022, at the age of 90. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Mary Ann Spooner nee Sornson; daughters Alice (Shannon) Kramer and Andrea (Dan) Stromsland; six grandchildren, Matthew, Breanna and Dylan Kramer, Rachel Stromsland (Steve) Jones, Alyssa and Brooke Stromsland, and great-granddaughter Lilah Jones. Don was the only child of Martha and Maynard Spooner, and grew up in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He earned his B.A. in Education at Iowa State Teachers College, and after teaching for one year was drafted into the Army, where he served for two years. He then attended the University of Iowa and graduated in 1957 with his M.A. in Social Studies Education. In his early days of teaching, he was granted a Fulbright Scholarship, which enabled him to spend a summer studying history at the University of Poona in India. Don was a well-respected social studies teacher and department chairman at Lake Forest High School for thirty years, until he retired in 1993. Don was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, where he was a Deacon, sang in the Adult Choir, and once he retired, volunteered weekly in the rummage room sorting donations. Don had many interests and enjoyed traveling extensively. He looked forward to spending summers with family relaxing at his cabin in the mountains outside Glacier National Park in Montana. He also loved genealogy and spent countless hours tracing his family history. Additionally, he was an avid collector of political buttons, postage stamps and depression glass. He enjoyed going to flea markets, antique shops and stamp shows to add to his numerous collections. A Memorial Service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest, 700 N. Sheridan Road, Lake Forest, IL, on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow the service at the First Presbyterian Church’s Memorial Garden. For information – Reuland & Turnbough Funeral Directors of Lake Forest, 847-234-9649 or www.RTfunerals.com The Funeral Mass will be live-streamed for those unable to attend in-person at: :https://firstchurchlf.online.church/ Memorial contributions may be made in Don’s name to the First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest.
Donald W. Spooner of Lake Bluff, IL, passed away on March 26, 2022, at the age of 90. He is survived by his beloved wife of 56 years, Mary Ann Spooner nee Sornson; daughters Alice (Shannon) Kramer and Andrea (Dan) Stromsland; six grandchildren,... View Obituary & Service Information
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