Donald J. “Shorty” Silvis, 80, of Buffalo, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at his home.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, November 19, 2018 at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at the funeral home. Following the services, burial will take place at Rose Hill Cemetery in Buffalo, Iowa. Memorials may be made to the family.
Donald was born on October 5, 1938 in Dixonville, Pennsylvania, the son of William and Noma (Huffman) Silvis. He served proudly in the U.S. Navy. On December 27, 1963, Donald was united in marriage to Imogene Shelton. Donald was a jack of all trades, and was employed at Occidental Chemical in Buffalo. He enjoyed hunting whatever animal was in season, fixing cars, and making sure he caught that day’s episode of “Days of Our Lives”
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Imogene; his daughters, Joy (Robert Jr.) Firrell, of Blue Grass, Judy (Richard) Staats of West Liberty, Iowa, and Donna Silvis of Bettendorf; Grandchildren, Darcy McNeer, Devona White, Robert Firrell, Damion Sadd, and Daniel Belleau, along with 6 great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Shirley Egry, Kay Zion, and Ruth Ann.
Donald was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Wayne and William.