Donald Lee Earll, 87, of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Keystones of Cedar Rapids.
As of 3/17/20 the public visitation and service have been cancelled.
Don was born on December 14, 1932 in Washington, IA, the son of Virgil and Glady’s (Lowe) Earll. He married Beverly Norenberg on January 21, 1956 in Keota Iowa. Beverly preceded him in death in 2010.
After graduating high school, Don attended the local community college to study mechanical engineering. He joined the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He returned from his service in 1954. He worked for a welding shop for a time, but soon found a job at Collins Radio where he stayed there for 35 years, until his retirement in 1990. In addition to his career, Don enjoyed working with model trains, hunting for specific rocks and was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.
Don is survived by a daughter, Tracy Nees of Walcott; a son, Frank Earll of Plantation, Florida; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildre, and a brother, Duane Earll of Cedar Rapids.
Memorials may be directed to the family.