Donald L. Dodson, 68 of Woodland passed away on Wednesday November 25, 2020 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was born on October 2, 1952 in Metropolis a son of James E. Dodson. Don married Lori Trumble in St. Pete Beach, FL on June 23, 2006 and she survives. Also surviving are five children- Tyler Duden, Allex Duden, Angela Dodson, Justin (Krystal) Dodson, and Nicholas Dodson; two brothers- Dean (Gina) Dodson and Jimmy (Debbie) Dodson; two sisters- Nancy (Larry) Combs and Cindy Dodson; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and one son- Brian Dodson.
Don was a true family man who enjoyed traveling, fishing, gardening, yardwork, dogs, and shooting. He was a paramedic for Bourbonnais, Riverside, St. Mary’s, Alverno, IMH, Pro Ambulance, and Arrow. Don was a man that dedicated his life to EMS for 48 years and made a positive impact on those involved with him through his journey.
Visitation will be on Wednesday December 2, 2020 from 4-7 pm at Baier Funeral Home in Watseka. Private funeral services will be held with Phil Wade and Joe Hughes officiating.
Memorials may be made to the family wishes.