Donald R. Alm age 78 of Des Plaines for over 35 years lost his life and passed away on June 8, 2013. Beloved husband for 55 years to Iris (Goldberg). Loving father to Raymond ( Mary) Alm. Nancy ( David) Wilewski, Suzanne (Robert) Lindsey and Donna (Timothy) Fanella. Cherished grandfather to Jessica ( Shane) , Ryan, Kaitlin, Natalie and Emily. Proud great grandfather to Caleb and Chole. Dear brother and brother in law. Special pets Toby and Benji. Donald served in the U.S. Marines Corp for two years. He was with Peoples Gas Company for over 27 years of service. While continuing his education at DePaul University where he managed to get a degree. He worked many jobs while retired such as Sears and Sam's Club. He was a member of the Des Plaines Elks Club, the Des Plaines Moose and Peoples Gas Club. Donald defeated many disease's. It could not kill his strength to continue and move forward with his life. Donald was a legacy of courage for all that knew him. He will be missed always and forever. Visitation Monday June 10, 2013 beginning at 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. At G.L. Hills Funeral Home, 745 Graceland Avenue, Des Plaines, Illinois 60016. Funeral Service Tuesday, June 11, 2013 beginning at 10:00 a.m. At funeral home. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, Illinois. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association. For info please call 847-699-9003.