ROANOKE – Donald Eugene “Fireball” Fehr, 85, died at 5 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria. His wife, Erma Fehr, 89, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, in Roanoke.
He was born Sept. 29, 1933, in Roanoke, the son of Carl A. and Agnes Mischler Fehr. She was born Dec. 11, 1929, near Minonk, the daughter of Edward and Wilhemina Hinrichs Janssen. The couple was married Aug. 3, 1957, in Bloomington.
He is survived by one sister, Ruth Bachman, Bloomington, as well as the couple’s nieces and nephews.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A private family service will be held at a later date along with inurnment that will take place in Minonk Township Cemetery in Minonk. Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Minonk, is in charge of the arrangements.