Donald A. Heaberlin, 92, of Rockford, passed away January 17, 2019 at Wesley Willows. Born January 7, 1927 in Rockford, the son of Alvin E. & Gladys L. (Black) Heaberlin. Graduated West High School. He served in the US Navy during WWII. Married Janet E. Bacon in Rockford on December 22, 1950. He was on the Rockford Fire Department for 27 years, retiring in 1979 as the Deputy Chief. After retiring Don and Janet moved to Florida. Don was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and Tebala Shriners for many years. He enjoyed golfing, crossword puzzles, and supporting his favorite Chicago sports teams, the Bears, Blackhawks and White Sox.