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Melvin H. McDonnough
  • May 26, 1945 - February 11, 2019
  • Creve Coeur, Illinois

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CREVE COEUR ~ Melvin Herschel McDonnough, 73, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 7:00 a.m. Monday, February 11, 2019 at his home.

Born May 26, 1945 in Canton to Milton C. and Geraldine M. (Thornton) McDonnough, he married Beverly Schindler on May 14, 1999 in Creve Coeur.  She died June 4, 2017 in Creve Coeur.  Also preceding him in death are his parents; two sisters and one brother.

Surviving are three sons, Kevin (Lynda) McDonnough of East Peoria, Scott (Kim) Schindler and Tim (Melissa) Schindler, both of Creve Coeur; one daughter, Melissa McDonnough of Peoria; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

He graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.

Melvin had worked as a medical technologist in the lab at OSF St. Francis Medical Center for 39 years, retiring in 2007.

He received the Sons of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award while he was in high school.

A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Melvin loved being with his family.  He also greatly enjoyed fishing, traveling and celebrating his Irish heritage of which he was very proud.

A Celebration of Life service will be at 3 p.m. Friday, February 15, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.  Pastor John Plunkett will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 811 West Evergreen Avenue, Chicago, IL 60642 or to the American Cancer Society, 4234 North Knoxville Avenue, Suite B, Peoria, IL 61614.

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