HEYWORTH – Donald R. Kutemeier, 61, of Heyworth passed away at 3:21 a.m. Tuesday (June 14, 2011) at OSF St. Joseph Hospital, Bloomington.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Randolph Township Memorial Cemetery, Heyworth. Military rites will be accorded by the Carl E. Miller American Legion Post 624.
Memorial donations may be made to the Heyworth Ambulance Service, VFW Post 1559 Heyworth, or the Carl E. Miller American Legion Post 624 Heyworth.
Donald was born on Dec. 24, 1949, to Wayne and Ruth Buchmeier Kutemeier in Kankakee. He married Margaret Estes Kutemeier on June 18, 1971, in Grant Park. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Matthew (Kristin) Kutemeier of Melvin and Andrew (Tanya) Kutemeier of Willowbrook; one nephew, Chris Estes of California; four grandchildren, Samantha Kutemeier of Bloomington and Morgan, Keegan and Mason Kutemeier, all of Melvin; six brothers, Darel (Mary) Kutemeier of Michigan, Denis (Lucy) Kutemeier of Indianapolis, Ind., David (Julie) Kutemeier of Lowell, Ind., Dean (Ruth Ann) Kutemeier of Lowell, Ind., Delver (Jean) Kutemeier of Crown Point, Ind., and Douglas (Michelle) Kutemeier of Lowell, Ind.; one sister, Shirley (Steve) Greer of Crown Point, Ind.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Duncan Kutemeier, and one infant sister.
Donald was a U.S Army veteran who served during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of the Heyworth VFW Post 1559, Carl E. Miller Post 624 American Legion Heyworth, NRA, and United Methodist Church, Heyworth.
He was a member of the HRS, Historical Reenactment Society, TSG Twentieth Century Historical Studies Group, and Tri-Valley Civil War Society. He was president and founder of the 1st Special Services Forces Reenactment Society.
He worked as a plumber for the Bloomington School District.
Donald was a loving husband, father, grandfather and devoted friend who will be deeply missed.