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12/12/2017 - Donald 'Don' Tillotson

Funeral services for Donald ‘Don’ Roger Tillotson, age 91, of Hot Springs, SD, will be at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs with Reverend Mark Crossman officiating.
 
Burial will be at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD.
 
Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 PM on Monday, December 11, 2017 at Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs.
 
Don passed away December 7, 2017 at the VA Medical Center at Ft. Meade, SD.
 
Don was born April 8, 1926, in Hot Springs, SD, to Bartley James and Juanita Katherine (Ranger) Tillotson. He was very proud of his Navy career. Don quit school and enlisted at age 17. Don proudly served in the US Navy from 1943 until his honorable discharge in 1962. After his discharge, he returned to Hot Springs and worked at the VA until his retirement. He finally got his High School Diploma in his 60s.
 
Don had so many hobbies, there were never enough hours in the day for hunting, fishing, gardening, wood working, cribbage and poker. He also loved cheering for his Phillies.
 
Don is survived by son Donald (Lee) Tillotson of New Port News, VA; daughter Nita (Rod) McClure of Rapid City, SD; three grandchildren Eric (Simret) Tillotson New Port News, Cara (Javier Ramos) McClure of Rapid City, SD, and Jacob (Jennifer) McClure of Rapid City, SD; great-grandchild Lincoln McClure of Rapid City, SD; sister Emma Rene Malloy of Rapid City, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
 
He was preceded in death by wife of 71 years Irish Tillotson, his parents, three brothers, and one sister.
 
Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home in Hot Springs is in charge of arrangements for Donald Roger ‘Don’ Tillotson.

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