Donald Wyatt Posted: 2024-05-16 14:39:37

Donald Wyatt


Donald Francis Wyatt, Sr., 87, of Huntley, died peacefully on May 16, 2024, at JourneyCare Barrington.
Don was born in Chicago on August 8, 1936, to parents Harold and Dorothy (nee Tochterman) Wyatt. He married Mary Tschuor on November 28, 1959, and together the couple raised their three children. Don was a skilled mechanical engineer and worked for Hill Mechanical Group for 32 years prior to his retirement. He was also a proud member of ASHRAE for 25 years. Don and Mary moved to Huntley in 1999 and are parishioners of St. Mary Church. He enjoyed baseball and could often be found cheering for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox, as well as the Chicago Bears. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Don will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

Don is survived by his beloved wife of 64 years, Mary Wyatt, his children, Debra (Robert) King, Donald (Tracy) Wyatt, Jr., and Patricia (Scott) Bussert, his grandchildren, Bobby, Matthew (Alex), Becky, Scott, Kayla, Ryan, Kelly, Kevin, and Brendan, his great-granddaughter, Sarah Jane, his siblings, James (the late Martha Ann) Wyatt, and Robert (Marie) Wyatt, his sister-in-law, Nancy (the late John) Wyatt, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, George (Rita) Wyatt, and John Wyatt, and his sister-in-law, Martha Ann Wyatt.

Visitation will be Tuesday, May 21, 2024, from 4 p.m. to time of prayers 6:30 p.m. all at DeFiore Funeral Home, 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley.
Mass will be Wednesday, May 22, 2024, at 10 a.m. with a visitation the hour prior, all at St. Mary Church. 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital https://www.stjude.org/

For further information, please contact the DeFiore Funeral Home 847-515-8772

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Jeannette Petersen 2024-05-16 15:55:02

Patti and Family, My deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss. Nothing I can say will take away the pain you’re experiencing. Just want you to know that I care about you, and I share in your sadness. May the love and friendships help you through this difficult time.

Judy Laytham 2024-05-16 17:46:27

Dear Mary, I'm so very sorry to hear of Don's passing. You had many beautiful years together and I have no doubt he will be missed terribly by you and your entire family. My prayer for you all is that knowing he is no longer suffering anymore, and is with our Lord, will give you some peace. May God bless you all with strength through this difficult time. Sincerely, Judy Laytham

Meg Bussert 2024-05-19 10:09:42

Dear Patti, Scott, Scott Jr., Kayla, and Ryan, It is hard to lose Dad & Grandpa. It is indeed a profound loss. His life was long and well lived. I’ll bet he leaves you each with special episodes of love, learning, and just plain fun. Moments to revisit and never lose. Sending love, Aunt Meg/Peg.

Chris & Judy Siek 2024-05-20 09:00:24

We were very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with the Wyatt family.

Carolann and Paul Stickler 2024-05-22 20:27:41

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Don. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.