The Obit For Don Drane

Donald T. Drane
Thursday, February 24, 2011

BLOOMINGTON — Donald T. Drane, 74, Bloomington, died at 9:05 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 22, 2011) at Heartland Health Care, Normal.

His memorial service will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Donald was born Oct. 9, 1936, in Bloomington, the son of Thomas and Mabel Bacon Drane. He married Henrietta H. Hisle on Aug. 17, 2007, in Bloomington. She survives.

He is also survived by two sons, Ty Drane, Bloomington, and Todd (Alicia) Drane, Houston, Texas; one granddaughter, Tawny; one grandson, Kyle; and one sister, Kay (Auburn) Wells, Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Don graduated from Bloomington High School, where he played baseball. He was a pitcher and played on several baseball leagues, including semi and pro baseball.

Don served in the U.S. Army and was a member of American Legion Post 635, Normal. He retired from Laborers Local 362, Bloomington.

Don was an avid fisherman and a Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan.