403 Forbidden


nginx
Donald Unterfer

Donald Unterfer

Monday, September 16th, 1946 Sunday, December 16th, 2018

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Donald Unterfer, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Donald Unterfer with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Obituary

Obituary for Donald Eugene Unterfer

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.

Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
    MURPHYSBORO, IL
    Thursday, December 20th, 2018
    10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Service

    Thursday, December 20th, 2018 | 12:00pm
    Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
    MURPHYSBORO, IL
    Thursday, December 20th, 2018
    12:00pm
  • Interment

    Oakland Cemetery
    CARBONDALE, IL

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Donald. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo to your condolence?
Provide comfort for the family of Donald Eugene Unterfer by sending flowers.
Hand delivered by a local florist
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Donald Eugene Unterfer by sending flowers.
Hand delivered by a local florist
SS

Sharlet South

I met Donnie in Marion,Indiana in the mid 1970s. I sang in various bands with him. Donnie was always a joy to be around. Besides always having a joke and fun to be around, the man was an incredible musician. He was a fantastic steel guitar player and he was one of the best you'd ever hear on lead guitar. He was VERY well known in the Midwest and in Nashville. His talent was very respected. His musical tastes allowed him to play all genres and he played them well!
I recently learned of his passing. My condolences to all his family and friends in Illinois. He called Illinois home, but I gotta say that singers,musicians and many friends in Indiana...considered him " Our Donnie".
Rest in peace my friend.
As always,
Sharlet
Comment | Posted at 08:42pm via Condolence
B

Billy Jones

Im sorry for your loss . Don was a wonderful person I got know playing music . I was glad to call him my friend . He will be greatly missed by my family and I . Until next time with love the Jones family
Comment | Posted at 04:51pm via Condolence
Loading...

Benefits to Ordering Flowers Through Heartfelt Sympathies

Send Beautiful Flower Arrangements

Ordering through us helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship. Through this service, a card with a picture of your selection will be included so you are able to leave a longer message of support to the family with your thoughtful gesture. Also included is a photo of your arrangement and message which will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website.

The Heartfelt Sympathies Difference:
  • Your flower arrangement will be hand-delivered by a local florist.
  • Choose to send to the service, funeral home, or family's home.
  • Your selected arrangement will be archived in this memorial tribute website in perpetuity.

Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Honoring A Life: A Thoughtful Gesture with Global Benefits

Memorial Trees by Honoring A Life

When you choose to have a memorial tree planted for your loved one, you are doing more than simply putting a plant in the ground. You are making a long-term commitment to the environment, and implanting the memories of your loved one in our planet for countless years to come. A memorial tree is a unique tribute that provides global benefits like no other gift could.

What You Receive:
  • A memorial tree planted in the area of greatest need, according to the planting schedule of the American Forests Organization and the Canadian Institute of Forestry.
  • A memorial card to be sent to your home or a person of your choosing which demonstrates the gift you have given.
  • Your name and message listed in this online memorial, and on the honoringalife.org website. (See sample memorial)