Donald E. Gall

Donald E. Gall, age 92, of the Illinois Veterans Home, died on Friday, September 29, 2023 at the Illinois Veterans Home, Quincy, IL. He was born on January 11, 1931 in New Boston, MO the son of Carl and Genola (Adams) Gall. He married JoAnn Ruth Massingill on July 1, 1956. She preceded him in death on March 17, 2021.

Don was a graduate of Brookfield High School. He served three years in the United States Coast Guard from January 1951 to January 1954 during the Korean War. He then was a cabinet-maker for Huck Fixture Company until his retirement. Don was a long-time member of Central Baptist Church. Along with his wife JoAnn, Don was able to travel to various states all across the United States each year throughout their life. This resulted in many treasured friendships and happy memories. Don greatly enjoyed woodworking and was an expert craftsman.

Don is survived by his 4 children: Rikki Welsh and his wife Debbi of Anderson, CA: Vicki (Welsh) Timmerwilke and her husband Marty of Omaha, NE; Danny Welsh of Ft. Worth, TX and Mark Gall of Quincy, nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, brother-in-law, Kent Massingill and wife Karla, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to his wife, Don was also preceded in death by his parents, a daughter-in-law: Janet Gall and brothers: Jerry Gall and Dean Gall.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 1:00 PM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery by the United States Coast Guard Honor Detail and the American Legion Post #37 Honor Detail. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until the time of the services at 1:00 PM. Memorials may be made to the Illinois Veterans Home Activities Fund. The Duker & Haugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


  1. Erik Meyers on October 1, 2023 at 5:17 pm

    Great Grandpa Gal you were an amazing person I didn’t get to see you as much but will be missed. Now your home with Great Grandma.

  2. Kent Massingill on October 3, 2023 at 6:02 pm

    R.I.P. Don I have a fond memory of you always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. I always admired your craftsmanship , you will be missed.

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