Donald Edwin Grubb


Donald Edwin Grubb, 80, of Buda, Ill., went home to be with the Lord, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at Banner Ironwood Hospital, Queen Creek, Arizona after a four-week battle with Covid 19.

He was born April 8, 1940 in Kewanee, the son of Robert Edwin and Guida Cherie (Abbott) Grubb.

Don married Arlene "Arkie" Groenhagen DeVries on May 20, 1989 in Princeton, Ill. She survives in Buda.

Also surviving is one daughter: Pamela (Scott) Danielson of Rogers, Minn.; two sons: Brian (Susie) Grubb of Sharon Springs, New York and Christopher (Heather) Grubb of Milton, Ga.; four step-children: Tracy (Karl) Walk of Northlake, Texas, Terri DeVries of Colorado Springs, Colo., Todd (Mary) DeVries and Tim (Laurie) DeVries of Stillman Valley; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one sister: Janet (Jack) Becker of Princeton, Ill.; two brothers: Richard (Audrey) Grubb of Pittsburgh, Pa., and Stephen (Lisa) Grubb of Amado, Ariz.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister: Cheryl Dykstra; one brother: Stanley Grubb; and one great-grandson, Titus Schaefer.

Don graduated from Buda High School with the Class of 1958.

He was a lifelong farmer in Bureau County. He was involved in many farm organizations and was named Prairie Farmer Master Farmer in 1988.

He was also on the board of directors for Citizens First National Bank of Princeton. He was a member of Bunker Hill Church of God in Buda where he served on the church board for several years.

Don enjoyed riding horses. including trail rides and wagon drives. He could often be found working in his wood shop.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to Bunker Hill Church of God, Buda or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences may be sent to