Donald Eugene Unterfer, age 72, passed away at 3:11 p.m. Sunday, December 16, 2018, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.
Donald was born on September 16, 1946, in Carbondale, Illinois, to Lorenz G. M. and Geneva (Hill) Unterfer.
He was a musician and during the 1960's and 1970's he performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, with Carl and Pearl Butler, Willie Nelson, and many other musicians. He had taught himself to play the steel guitar.
He accepted Christ and was Spirit-filled in May of this year.
His wife Patricia (Hasty) Unterfer passed away on October 11, 2013.
Donald is survived by three children Dawn Unterfer, Kelley Unterfer, and Jennifer Unterfer-Perez, all of Murphysboro;
seven grandchildren; four great grandchildren;
one sister Wanda Lucille Carroll, Bradford, Illinois;
and his special musical friend Lee Brothers.
He was preceded in death by one brother Larry Unterfer and his parents.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Thursday, December 20, 2018, at Pettett Funeral Home with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 am to 12 noon on Thursday at the funeral home.