Donald H. Stover, age 63, passed away Wednesday evening, January 20, 2021 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
A celebration of his life will be held Sunday, January 31, 2021 at the former Creekside Community Brew Coffeehouse (now Espressions Coffee Roasting Co.) at 110 S. 2nd Street in downtown Greenville, IL. The celebration will begin at 2:00 p.m. with a remembrance service held at 3:00 p.m. After the service, food and drink will be provided. Friends are encouraged to bring an adult beverage or two and raise their glasses in a toast to Don. The celebration will continue into the evening. Masks and social distancing are encouraged, with CDC guidelines followed using hand sanitizer upon entry.
Donald Hollie, the son of Dan E. and Rosa Lee (Brennan) Stover, was born August 10, 1957 in Centralia, Illinois. Don grew up in Centralia, graduated from Centralia High School, and continued his education at Kaskaska College and Southern Illinois University Carbondale, majoring in Communications.
Known as a Jack of All Trades and a master of many, Don worked in radio at WILY in Centralia, WPMB in Vandalia, and WGEL in Greenville. His career also included positions at Petty Company in Effingham, Heidelburg Printing International (Midwest region), I.E. Communications in Trenton, and at NEVCO Scoreboard in Greenville installing and repairing Scoreboards and Message Centers across the U.S.
Additionally Don and his wife, Jan, owned and operated a number of businesses together throughout their marriage and careers including The Cupboard Natural Food Shoppe in Centralia, IL, Don’s Uniques and Repairs, the Owl Creek Gazette, Creekside with Don and Jan podcast, and Creekside Community Brew Coffeehouse all located in Greenville, IL.
Don’s hobbies and interests included re-purposing, repairing, recycling and inventing, barbequing, guitar playing, politics (libertarian style), and serving as a brew-master of anything that brewed. Don was also a ham radio operator (KB9EGI) and a long time member of the Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club in Greenville.
Don and Jan (Jones) were united in marriage on October 21,1979 in Vandalia, Illinois in an outdoor ceremony. They enjoyed 41 years together.
Don is survived by his wife, Jan Stover, and their two sons: Zac Stover (and wife Jamie Giganti-Stover) and Gabe Stover (and fiancé Maggie Cass) all four of San Diego, California; his two brothers: David (and wife Janet) of Springfield, IL, and Danny (and wife Linda) of Centralia; his brother-in-law, Jeff Jones (and wife Deb Matheny) of Vandalia, IL; along with his nephews and nieces, and his sweet cat, P2. He was a happy grandfather to 4 grand-puppies as well.
Memorials may be made directly to Don’s GoFundMe account at gf.me/u/xsffnc, or to the Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club or Lemuel Rhodes Cancer Foundation. Please mail memorials to the Donnell – Wiegand Funeral Home, 203 West Oak Street, Greenville, IL 62246.