CHARLESTON – Donald Przygoda, age 56 of Charleston and formerly of Pinckneyville, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, March 2, 2021. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Adams Funeral Chapel in Charleston with a funeral service, honoring and celebrating his life immediately following at 4:00 p.m. A Committal Service and burial will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Fairland Cemetery near Villa Grove, Illinois. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his honor may be given to Arbor Rose of Charleston or to Operation Smile and left at the visitation/service or mailed to Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL 61920.
Don was born October 20, 1964 in Pinckneyville, Illinois to Ralph and Regina (Jozwiak) Przygoda. He married Megan Proctor on April 29, 1989 in Charleston. He is survived by Megan, his loving and devoted wife of nearly 32 years; four sons, Gabe (Katie) of Mahomet, Illinois, Isaac (Bailey) of Charleston, Noah (Skyler) of Nashville, Tennessee, and Sam (Malina) of Charleston; two grandchildren, Azariah and Saga and a third expected in June. Don was also one of eleven children and is survived by nine of his ten siblings, Rosemary Jaones of Pinckneyville, Jeanette Pedtke of DuBois, Illinois, Marie Williams (Murray) of Louisville, Kentucky, Raymond Przygoda (Carol) of Pinckneyville, Ronald Pryzgoda (Margaret) of Tamaroa, Illinois, Joseph Przygoda of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Ralph Przygoda (Margaret) of Tamaroa, James Przygoda of Pinckneyville, Stanley Przygoda (Laura) of Royalton, Illinois; a sister-in-law, Judith Przygoda of Pinckneyville; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, George Przygoda; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Przygoda and Patricia Przygoda; and a brother-in-law, Eugene Pedtke.
Don was a graduate of Pinckneyville High School. He loved working with metal and as a welder was formerly employed with Trailmobile in Charleston, Progress Industries in Arthur, and most recently with NORDCO in Arcola, Illinois. As a man of faith Don attended The Fields Church with his family. He worked hard to provide for those near and dear to him. His love for the outdoors was appreciated during the opportunities given to relax with fishing pole in hand. His vocabulary did not include the word “stranger” and his ability to provide humor blessed him with an abundance of friends and acquaintances. Don was a selfless man who loved his family unconditionally, only wanting the best for them. Don will always be respected, loved, and appreciated by all who knew him.
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