Donald J. Egan

  • Born: June 4, 1939
  • Died: September 2, 2019
  • Location: Rock Falls, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family


Donald J. Egan, 80 of Rock Falls died Monday September 2, 2019 at his home.

He was born on June 4, 1939 in Sterling the son of Paul Francis and Helen Lorraine (Buxton) Egan. He married Sharon L. Richardson October 29, 1960 in Sterling. Don worked for over 30 years at the former Northwestern Steel and Wire Co retiring from the carpenter shop. Also, throughout his life, Don did masonry/brickwork.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; children: Leann Egan of Galva, Greg Egan of Tucson, AZ, Brenda Egan of Tucson, AZ, Janelle Schmitt (Ray Sharp) of Rock Falls and Raquel (Sean) Williams of Bloomington, IL; his sister, Mary Jo (Roland) Pineda of Sterling; his brother, Paul R. (Patricia) Egan of Port Byron, IL; sister in law, Cheryl Egan of Rock Falls; and two grandchildren: Aubree and Kyle Schmitt.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Carol Waller and his two brothers: Harry and Gary Egan.

A private family service will be held on Saturday September 7, 2019 at the McDonald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rock Falls.

Memorials in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Rock River Hospice and Home.