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Donald A. Laken, 66, of Normal, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday (Aug. 8, 2018) at his home.

Beloved husband of the late Pamela Laken. Survived by two daughters, Melissa (Scott) Brown Bertuca and Michelle (Brian) Brown Fagan; eight grandchildren; and brother, Thomas (Debra) Laken.

Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Nona (Carlson) Laken, and two brothers, Robert Laken and William (Lois) Laken.

Born and raised in Joliet. Graduated from University of Illinois and earned a master of science from Illinois State University.

Retired as a training and development analyst after 25 years with State Farm, Bloomington.

Don enjoyed spending time with the grandchildren, vacationing with family in Fort Myers, Fla., each May, tailgating at Illinois football games, attending NASCAR races, and trying new restaurants.

His funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home, Joliet. Interment, St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday at Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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