Donald E. Dodd

Alton | Wednesday, August 21 2013

Donald E. Dodd, 75, passed away at 7:15 pm Wednesday August 21, 2013 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton with his family by his side.

He was born in Fosterburg on March 4, 1938, the son of the late Earl Franklin and Dorothy (Budde) Dodd.

He married Gloria Kennedy at St. Mary’s Church on May 16, 1959, and she preceded him in death in November of 2004.

Don retired from the Olin Corporation where he had worked as a fireman. He was also a Fire Chief with the Fosterburg Volunteer Fire Department, which he loved. Don also loved playing volleyball.

He is survived by five children, Mary Ann and Daniel Godwin of Alton, Michael Dodd of Fosterburg, Marie and Lester Schuetz of Cottage Hills, Mylinda and Rob Butler of Jerseyville, and Matthew Dodd of Fosterburg; four sisters, Dorothy and Stephen Bank, Mary Beth and Bill Cotton, and Theresa Baker; two brothers, Richard and Kay Dodd, and Jeffrey Dodd; six grandchildren, Chad, Emily, Eric, Katherine, Amanda, and Joshua; eight great-grandchildren.


In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Mark in 1981; a granddaughter, Tiffany Elaine; and a sister, Nina.

Visitation will be from 5 – 8:00 pm, Friday August 23, 2013 at Staten-Fine Funeral Home in Alton. The rosary will be recited at 4:30 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church Saturday at 10 am August 24, 2013 with Father David Yankauskas, OMV, officiating.

A burial service will be held at a later date at St. Joseph Cemetery with military burial rites being conducted by the VFW #1308 Ritual Team.

Memorials may be made to the Fosterburg Volunteer Fire Department.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Staten, Fine & Burke Funeral Home

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