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Donald Doc Plear

Donald J. “Doc” Plear, age 90 of Shullsburg, passed away Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington. He was born on May 2, 1925 in Menominee Township in JoDaviess County, Ill., the son of Charles and Katherine (Handfelt) Plear.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, May 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church (344 N. Judgement Street, Shullsburg) with Rev. Joji Reddy officiating. Burial was held in St. Matthew’s Cemetery in rural Shullsburg. A visitation was held Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Erickson Funeral Home (235 N. Judgement St., Shullsburg) where a scripture reading was held at 4:00 p.m. and from 10:00 a.m. until time of funeral mass on Monday at the church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Doc’s name.

For the full obituary see the May 14, 2015 edition of the Republican Journal.