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Donald Leight

April 30, 1932 ~ November 6, 2018 (age 86)

Donald Leight, 86, of West Burlington, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at his home.

Born April 30, 1932, in Le Claire, IA, he was the son of Clarence and Lorine Chandler Leight. On July 31, 2004, he married Marilyn Fullner in Keokuk. 

He retired from Case Co. in Bettendorf after 30 years working as a tool and die maker.

Donald was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War from December 11, 1952 until December 10, 1954.

He attended First Presbyterian Church in Burlington. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, baseball and softball, bowling, playing cards, shooting pool and dancing. 

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of West Burlington; two daughters, Donita (Ken) Winkelmann of Lebanon, MO and Debbie Quigley (Charles Womack) of West Point; two step-sons, Murray (Lynette) Fullner of Memphis, TN and Merrit Fullner of Burlington; three grandsons, Taylor (Amy) Winkelmann of Brimfield, IL, Travis Winkelmann of Fort Dodge, and Corey (Megan) Clements of Davenport; two step-grandsons, Nathan Fullner and Corey Fullner both of Memphis, TN; three granddaughters, Janel (Leroy) Kent of Charleston, IA, Jennifer McVey of Cedar Rapids, and Cristy McVey of Cedar Rapids; two step-granddaughters, Kala Fullner of Memphis, TN and Jennifer (Cole) Williams of Jackson, MS; and eight great-grandchildren: Brittany, Riley, Cade, Avery, Cohen, Cossette, Fritz and Paizleigh.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Linda Mosher and Aldine Jones; two brothers, Richard C. Leight and Keith Allen Leight; step-son, Daniel Clements; step-daughter, Diane McVey; granddaughter, Jaimie Quigley; and great-grandson, Dawson Nye. 

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.

The memorial service for Donald will be 10:30 AM Saturday, November 17, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church with Reverend Debra L. Kinney officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Full military honors will be rendered by the Burlington Area Veterans Honor Guard. A time of food and fellowship will be held at First Presbyterian Church following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for P.A.W. Animal Shelter in Fort Madison, Great River Hospice, and the Steamboat Senior Center. 

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