Donald L. Spurck, 86, of Geneseo, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, in Geneseo. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, in Colona. Fr. Peter Zorjan and Deacon Aaron Hoste will officiate. Entombment followed at St. Mary’s Mausoleum, in East Moline, where military honors were accorded. A visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. A rosary was recited at 4:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Geneseo Football Boosters.

Donald L. Spurck, 86, of Geneseo, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at Hammond-Henry Hospital, in Geneseo. A funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 18 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, in Colona. Fr. Peter Zorjan and Deacon Aaron Hoste will officiate. Entombment followed at St. Mary’s Mausoleum, in East Moline, where military honors were accorded. A visitation was from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. A rosary was recited at 4:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Geneseo Football Boosters.

Don was born March 12, 1931, in Rock Island, the son of Ralph and Hazel (Wellenraiter) Spurck. Don is a veteran of the United States Air Force and proudly served his country during the Korean Conflict. He married Mary E. Gragg on April 4, 1959, at St. Mary Church, in Moline. Don worked for BNSF Railroad Company as a clerk for 37½ years before his retirement in 1993. He was an avid Geneseo football fan and followed his grandchildren and their activities and events closely. He enjoyed listening to and following the Drum and Bugle Corps.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Mary; son, Gregory (Karen) Spurck, of Omaha, Neb.; daughters, Elaine (Aaron) Hoste, of Colona; and Michelle (Rob) Ries, of Geneseo; and grandchildren: Nichole (Matthew) Fiscella, Amanda (Bob) Bowling, Autumn (Bill) Eberly, Adam (Nina) Hoste, Cassidy (Andrew) Jacobitz, Bailey Ries and Braden Ries. Don also has five great-grandchildren: Rylee, Regan, Emma, Allison and Lillian. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Hazel; brother, Edwin Spurck; and sister, Margaret Morrison.