Donald F. Chappius

Donald F. Chappius age 80 of Highland, IL, formerly of Bridgeton, MO, born June 3, 1932 in St. Mary MO, passed away at 1:33pm Monday April 15, 2013 at the Eden Village Care Center in Glen Carbon, IL.

He was retired from the former McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, MO after over 30 years of service. He was a Korean War Navy veteran, enjoyed fishing, playing cards and was an avid Cardinals fan.  He really enjoyed and loved his grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents Elmo and Wilhemina nee Garringer Chappius Jones and his first wife Ethel Chappius.

Don is survived by his wife Barbara nee Hook Burns Chappius whom he married March 20, 1993, a son James (Sandy) Burns of Highland, IL, a daughter Karen (Kevin) Flaugher of Maryville, a sister Helen (Ted) Heady of Overland, MO, five grandchildren Jason (Sara) Burns of Highland, IL, Megan (John) Clarkin of Highland, IL, Brian and Brad Hunziker of Maryville, and Collin Burns of Highland, IL, one great granddaughter Camryn, and a nephew Barry (Jo) Heady of St. Louis, MO.

Visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday April 17, 2013 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home 2800 North Center Street Maryville.

Funeral service will be at 10am Thursday April 18, 2013 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home with Rev. Sigurd Bjorklund officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in St. Ann, Mo with military honors.

Memorials may be made to American Parkinson Disease Association Campus Box 8111 660 South Euclid Ave. St. Louis, MO  63110, or to Eden Village Care Center 400 South Station Road Glen Carbon, IL  62034.

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