Eldon Doss

Alton | Sunday, August 4 2013

Eldon J. “Bud” Doss, 81, passed away at 11:35 pm, on Sunday, August 4, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Alton.


He was born in Bloomington, IL on November 19, 1931.

On December 20, 1953 he married Doris Irene (Schultz); in Danvers, IL she preceded him in death on October 29, 2005.

Eldon served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was employed as a rigger at Laclede Steel Company in Alton, for over 43 years. He was a member of the Alton Moose, enjoyed shooting pool, and hanging out with his friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by a sister; Mary Kay Bost, of Rialto, CA a son; Dirk Doss of Alton, IL four daughters; Denise Lewis of Danville, IL Karla and her spouse Jim Searles of Alton, IL Denil and her spouse Larry Mueller of Dow, IL and Gail and her spouse Edward Lenhardt of Brighton, IL seven grandchildren; Brittany and her spouse James Smith, Jacob Searles, Derek and Kara Mueller, Erica, Rachel and Danielle Lenhardt, and one great grandchild; Aubrie Smith. 

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by an infant son; Calvin Edward Doss.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm, Wednesday, August 7, 2013, at the Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, IL. 

Private graveside service will be held at Valhalla Memorial Park with military rites by Alton VFW Post 1308.

Memorials may be directed to charity of ones choice.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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