Donald F. "Big Dawg" Magee
Donald F. “Big Dawg” Magee, 75, of Springfield died at 10:50 pm, Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born March 28, 1941 in Peru, IL to Frank W. and Frieda Black Magee. He married Karen Miller on December 22, 1963. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-mother, Hattie Heath Magee; two infant sons, Matthew and Mark and one sister, Grace Marilyn Miller.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; a daughter, Heather (Kyle) Puzey of Springfield and two grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth and Joseph Blake Puzey.
Mr. Magee served as President of the Prairie Capitol Chapter of SIU Alumni Association for 15 years and for 12 years he served on Board of Directors of SIU Alumni Association. He was currently the treasurer for the Illinois Capitol Kennel Club. Don worked for 27 years for Doctor’s Hospital as a Biomedical Engineer. Don was an avid CUBS fan.
Graveside Service: 2 pm, Monday, November 21, 2016 at Edinburg Cemetery with Joe Crain officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Illinois Capitol Kennel Club c/o Steve Hayden 2029 Monteford Ct., Springfield, IL 62704 or SIU Alumni Association, 1235 Douglas Dr., Colyer Hall 2nd Floor, Mail code 6809,
Carbondale, IL 62901.