Donald Rainey Posted: 2020-01-07 12:26:37


Donald E. Rainey, 68 of Huntley, died peacefully at his home on January 5, 2020
Visitation will be on Friday ,January 17, 2020 from 4-8pm at DeFiore Funeral Home-10763 Dundee Road, Huntley .A second visitation will be on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Church from 12-1pm and a Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at St. Mary Catholic Church-10307 Dundee Road, Huntley. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family or University of Chicago Transplant Center
Don was born June 24, 1951 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin the son of William and Joyce Rainey. On November 23, 2002 he married Genevieve Walker. He enjoyed golfing, country music, and cooking. His greatest joy in his life was spending time with his family, especially his children and grandchildren. Don’s faith was important to him and a big part of who he was.
He is survived by his wife, Genevieve, his children, Brandy Walker, Paul (Lisa) Rainey, Andrea (Gibran) Young, by his step children, Joseph (Anita) Harrison, Christopher Harrison, Matthew Terry and Samantha Terry, by his grandchildren, Natalie, Nathan, Anissa, Marissa, Ethan, Triston, Shyanna, Genny (Joe), Joey, and Taylor and by great granddaughter, Charlie. He is also survived by his siblings, William Rainey, Linda (Steve) Paul, Daniel Rainey, Thomas (Brenda) Rainey and by many nieces and nephews. Don is survived by his in-laws, Noreta and George Walker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson, Jordan, granddaughter, Bailey, and sister, Suzanne (John) Rosepappa and by his, Brother-in-law, Charles(Bobbie Jo) Walker and sister-in-law, Bonnie Walker.
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Charles and Traci Tramuta 2020-01-08 05:33:17

Our deepest condolences in the loss of your loved one. May God give you the love and strength to carry on. May Don rest in eternal peace.



Mary & Fred Palumbo 2020-01-08 11:04:01

Dear Genivieve, Mary Anne & I offer our sincere condolences to you & your family on the passing of your husband & our friend. We Will remember Don as a devoted family man who worked very hard to provide for his loved ones. We are especially impressed with his always positive attitude & how determined he was in spite of his serious health issues. He showed us how to ignore adversity & reflect only on positive thoughts. We loved how he showed intense interest in the concerns of others while quietly dealing with his own pain & suffering. Rest peacefully in the arms of our Savior, Jesus Christ , Dear Friend Don.

Joe & Joy Droll 2020-01-08 19:29:15

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Genny. We love you. Joe & Joy

Lisa Rainey 2020-01-10 10:15:24

Don was a wonderful father in law to me and loved his kids and grandchildren so much. He always looked forward to cooking for all of us and loved our shared spaghetti sauce recipe competition. Thank u for all your love you have given me and always treated me like one of your own daughters. RIP DON

Jean Nardulli 2020-01-14 13:01:49

Deeply sorry for your loss, may your husband rest in peace, Genevieve you are in my prayers,may God give you strength, Jean Nardulli