Donald Prestley, Sr., 76, of Crystal Lake

Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Route 176, Crystal Lake.


Donald Prestley, 76, of Crystal Lake, passed away Feb. 9, 2013, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Don was born Nov. 17, 1936, in Bankhead, Alabama, the son of Henry Hugh and Ada (Willingham) Prestley.

Don is survived by his wife Christine (Breakfield), whom he married Dec. 8, 1956, in Chicago.

Don was employed by Botanical Gardens in Birmingham, Alabama until 1966 and Conlon & Collins Ford in Crystal Lake where he retired in December 1999.

He loved the Lord, and until his illness affected his reading ability, he would read His word daily. Don enjoyed watching Alabama football, gardening, traveling, and discussing politics.

He truly loved his country.

Survivors include his wife, children; Donna Vodnansky, Carol (Bill) Schultz, Bill (Kathy) Prestley, Donald (Tricia) Prestley Jr., and Daren (Julie Papen) Prestley, grandchildren; Matt (Kelly), Laura, and Haley Vodnansky, Caleb (Becca), Carlee, and Christi Schultz, Bryce (Terry), Randy (Jessica), and Russell (Amber) Prestley, Andrew (Melissa), and Dustin Prestley, Zachary and Vanessa Peter, and Dylan, Adam, Reagan, and Maggie Prestley, great-grandchildren; Adriana, Kevin, Andon, Alivia, Harley, Caleb, Trinity, and a great-grandchild  due in May.  He is also survived by  3 brothers; Melvin (Margaret) Prestley, Bill (Bobbie) Prestley, Pete (Denise) Prestley, and one sister Linda (Jay) Snow, a special niece Diane Burns, brother-in-law Larry (late Sue) Parkey, and many other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son; brothers Clayton, and Edward; sisters Bobbie (Hershal) Ingle, Ruby (James) Meads, Carlene (Lloyd) Tolbert, Judy Busby, and Shirley Snow James.

Visitation will be 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at Davenport Family Funeral Home, 419 E. Route 176, Crystal Lake.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1320 Dean St, Woodstock, with visitation from 10:30 am until the time of the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to McHenry County Adult Program (McCAP), P.O. Box 1823, Woodstock, IL 60098



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