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Donald G. "Duke" Valandingham

Born: 1969     Died: 2009

Donald G.

Donald G. “Duke” Valandingham…Age 40…of Lockport, IL…Loving father of Heather, Jason, Brian and Joey…Dear fiancé of Christina Gunder and also loved by her children Alyssa and Adam…Beloved son of Fran and the late Neil Child…Dear brother of Donna (Ralph) Hilton…Fond uncle of Ricky, Elizabeth and  Ralph Hilton Jr…Duke was also loved by many aunts, uncles and cousins…Visitation Sunday 2-9 P.M. at The Brady-Gill Funeral Home 16600 S. Oak Park Ave. Tinley Park…Funeral Services Monday 10:00 A.M…Interment Good Shepherd Cemetery…19 year employee of Kavanaugh Electric…Member of I.B.E.W. Local # 134…Duke was a hardworking, caring and devoted Dad…He was also a very devoted son and brother…He loved to go 4 wheeling with his children…Duke was a friend to many and an avid Bears Fan…Duke will be greatly missed by his family and friends…708-614-9900 or



Ken and Jan Valandingham 09-10-2009 10:48

Duner you were a very outgoing little boy full of life. You brought joy and happiness to all. I only wish that we hadn't lost touch with you. For that is our loss with many regrets. May you be the angel for your children and walk through the heavenly gates to see those who await you. Love you Uncle Ken and Aunt Jan

Fran and Donna,

It has been many years that has past us all by, I wish, I could take all the heartache away. May Duner bring you both peace and love with his joyful memories. My deepest sympathy,

Eric, Heidi, & Katie Herman 09-10-2009 10:48

Duke was one of the greatest and nicest guys we ever met.

Rhonda Shultz 09-10-2009 10:48

Duner brought happy and funny memories to all in his path. I remember the days when we would play at the farm. What great fun we all had with you. Although we lost contact as we grew older, I will always remember the good times. You will be greatly missed and may you rest in peace.

Aunt Fran,

Its a sad day for you. May god bless you with all of Duners great memories. You were a wonderful mother.


My heart goes out to you, I couldn't even imagine your heartache. Keep your memories close to you and may god help you heal your broken heart.

Patti Hayes 09-10-2009 10:48

Dunner,I WILL keep the promise I made to you. You know how much your family means to me.And don't you worry I'll bring the microwave to the next camping trip.Love you and your family always and forever.

Mondayna Burke 09-10-2009 10:48

Where do I start...

Jack and Rose Winkler 09-10-2009 10:48

We reemmber Dunner as a little mischievous boy full of life and laughter.

Rhonda Bechtold 09-10-2009 10:48

All of my prayers and thoughts are with all of you, mainly you Heather. You have become a big part of our family and when you hurt we hurt. God will be watching over all of you and he will guide you through this trouble time in your life.

Love You

Rhonda Bechtold

Jeremy Wontorski 09-10-2009 10:48

Duner, I remember the last time I saw you, you took us into your room and you had that cool strobe light!

Christine"Carter"Conley 09-10-2009 10:48

Donnie was a great friend to me in High School.I moved away to ohio in 1990,back in 2000 and i thought of him alot over the years!My sympathy goes out to his family.I wish i could have seen him again,I will just have to wait a little longer now.My favorite memory was of hanging out with him and Mike Smedley,and of him feeding popsicles to his racoon!He was an amzing man then and i can imagine what a great man and a father he was.Donnie you will be missed by so many!

Deborah Raske 09-10-2009 10:48

I can never put into words how truly devastating the loss of Duner is to so many people on so many levels.


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