Donald E. Tallent, "Don," 74, of Colona, passed away peacefully at Hope Creek Hospice Care June 27, 2017, from complications of Parkinson's.
Don was born July 9, 1942, in Moline. His parents, who preceded him in death, were Wayne and Carolyn (Foss) Tallent. Don was married May 18, 1970, to Sandra (McKean) in Las Vegas, Nev.
Don was a local community banker in the Colona area since 1973, starting with Henry County Bank through numerous mergers to his retirement from Black Hawk State Bank in 2004. Don was a very proud Hawkeye supporter and alumnus of University of Iowa.
Don was an Army veteran stationed in Korea. He was a very community-centered businessman in the Henry County area. He held numerous positions throughout his lifetime with the Lions Club of Colona, was a member of the Colona School Board and served as Colona Township Clerk. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 1233 and member of the Masonic Lodge No. 680.
Don was an avid fisherman, golfer and Iowa Hawkeyes fan, enjoying many outdoor
activities with family and friends throughout his entire lifetime.
Don is survived by his wife, Sandra; and his four children, Rhonda Boutelle; Chad Johnson, wife, Cassie (Hayes) and their children, Brett Johnson and Amber (Ward) Johnson and his great-granddaughter, Sophia Ward; Amy Park, husband, Chuck Park and their children, Charlotte, Paige and Ella; Pamela Lewandowksi, husband, Brett and their daughter, Chloe; and his mother-in-law, Elaine McKean. He is also survived by his only sibling, Joyce (Ketner) Tallent, husband, Blaine and their sons, Joe Ketner and Scott Ketner and their families; and his lifelong friend and guardian angel, Jim Hayes, who never left his side.
He will always be remembered by his family and friends as a very kind, fun-loving gentleman.
In lieu of cards and flowers, the entire family requests donations be made to the Colona Township Fire Department. A private family-only service will be held at a later date at Ruth Lake, Emily, Minn. Quad Cities Cremation Center is assisting with arrangements, and online condolences may be made at illowacremation.com.