Donald Leroy Lord, age 87 of Mediapolis, died Saturday April 6, 2013 at Prairie Ridge Care Center. The son of James Abel and Grace Belle (Steiner) Lord, he was born September 16, 1925 at Carman, Illinois. He was married to Elnora Jones and they later divorced. He was a graduate of Stronghurst High School. He was a farmer and worked for many years for Farm Service and retired from Sperry Union Elevator. He was a member of the Mediapolis First United Methodist church.
Survivors include: two daughters, Mary and Dwight Mellinger of Burlington; Nancy Aquino of Burlington; two sons, Gary and Linda Lord of Mediapolis and Dick and Tina Lord of Burlington; 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren; one niece and one nephew;
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Jeff and Bobby, one brother Thomas, one sister Edith, and two grandsons, Heath Lord and Chad Crow.
The funeral service will be held Thursday April 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis, with Rev. Jeff Kodis officiating. Interment will follow at the Carman Cemetery.
Friends may call on Wednesday from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Hagele and Honts Funeral Home in Mediapolis, where the family will meet with friends.
A memorial has been established for the Mediapolis Ambulance Service.