Decatur Herald & Review
Donald Eugene Catlin, 83, of Decatur passed away at 4:49 p.m., June 16, 2011, in his residence.
Don was born Jan. 21, 1928, in Decatur, the son of Ralph D. and Fayma G. (Warnick) Catlin. At the age of 17, Don enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country during the end of W.W. II and in Korea. He attended the University of Illinois and was a graduate of Millikin University in 1950. He went on to work as a certified public accountant and partner in the accounting firm of Sleeper, Nalefski and Catlin.
He married Dorine R. Redden on Dec. 11, 1954 in Garrett, IL.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Dorine of Decatur; daughters: Dr. Melanie Catlin Schaafsma and her husband Wietse of Vandalia, IL and Nancy Dorine Howard and her husband Jeff of Mt. Zion; brother: Stanley Catlin and his wife Shirle of Mt. Zion; sister: Harriet Hiser and her husband George of Hammond, IL; sister-in law: Jolien Catlin of Indianapolis, IN; five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, five step grandchildren and ten step great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother: John Roger Catlin and a great-grandson.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Mario Velasco and his staff, as well as the caring staff of Decatur Memorial Hospice for all of their compassion during Don's illness. Don will be sadly missed by his family and friends, especially his smile and laughter.
Memorials may be made to Cancer Care Specialists of Central Illinois Charitable Fund or Decatur Memorial Hospital Hospice Care.