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Donald Stearns Bishop -- Rochester

ROCHESTER -- A memorial service for Donald Stearns Bishop will be 11 a.m. Monday at Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester, with the Rev. Kevin Schill officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Cemetery in Belleville, Ill.

Mr. Bishop, 90, of Rochester, died Tuesday (Oct. 22, 2002) at Samaritan Bethany Heights in Rochester.

He was born Aug. 30, 1912, in St. Clair County, Ill., and grew up there. He lived in Detroit from 1922 to 1930 and graduated from Central High School in 1930. In 1931 he returned to the East St. Louis, Ill., area, and received a degree in architecture in 1936 from Washington University School of Architecture, St. Louis. From 1941 to 1942 he served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis. From 1942 to 1945 he served as a Corporal in the U.S. Army Corps during World War II. On July 23, 1949, he married Ruth Lee Brown in East St. Louis.

Mr. Bishop was a member of the 125th Air Force Intelligence in North Africa, Italy, Germany and Austria from 1954 to 1991. He was an architect for Sverdrup and Parcel Architects from 1946 to 1953, Hellmuth, Kassabaurn and Obata in St. Louis, Mo. from 1953 to 1954, and was an associate architect at Mark Pfaller Associates Architects in Milwaukee from 1954 to 1978. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Rochester, Rochester American Legion, American Institute of Architects Wisconsin chapter, and Illinois Society of Architects.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Dr. Allen T. (Gail) of Rochester, and Dr. Warren P. (Dr. Gail) of Iowa City, Iowa; and four grandchildren.

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Friends may call at the church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday

Ranfranz Funeral Home in Rochester is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials are suggested to Christ United Methodist Church Organ Fund or Samaritan Bethany Heights Nursing Home.

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