PRINCETON — Donald W. Velker, 84, of Princeton passed away at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
Born Feb. 1, 1929, in Bureau Township, Bureau County, to John Carl and Mildred Elizabeth Emma (Cook) Velker, he married Shirley Elaine Whited March 12, 1955, in Providence. She died Nov. 30, 2011.
He was a 1947 graduate of Princeton High School. He started in tool and die for Harper-Wyman and retired as a foreman after 37 years in 1990. He served as a PFC in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, based in Austria.
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