Donald Kincade, Jr., LRRP, passed away June 3, 2011

Donald Kincade Jr. |

SPRINGFIELD Donald T. Kincade Jr., 62, of Springfield passed away with his family at his side at Memorial Medical Center on Saturday (June 4, 2011) after a brief illness.
He was born on Nov. 27, 1948, in Paxton, the son of Donald T. Kincade and Goldie Cupp Kincade. He married Cinda Schien on May 20, 1988, in Key Largo, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Don was a graduate of Gibson City High School and attended Eastern Illinois University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served one year in Vietnam in Long Range Reconnaissance Patrols (LRRPs).

He was vice president of IBS Inc. in Peoria for many years and was president of SSMP Trading. He was a member of the Island Bay Yacht Club, charter member of Panther Creek Country Club, past board member of the Abraham Lincoln Boy Scout Council and a member of the Chaine des Rotisseurs. He dearly loved his family and children and enjoyed boating and golf.

He is survived by his wife, Cinda Schien-Kincade; daughter, Courtney Kincade; son, Christopher Kincade; sister, Sharon Heavilin (Delmar) of Gibson City; and one niece, one nephew, several aunts and an uncle.

Friends may call on Thursday June 9, at Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel, 800 S. Grand Ave. West, Springfield, from 11 a.m. until the time of memorial services there at 2 p.m. Pastor Thomas Christell will officiate. Burial will be in Stout Cemetery near Lake Springfield.


By Doug Childers, Jul 27, 2016
When I first arrived at K/75 Don Kincade or ‘Cade’ as some of his team members called him taught me everything I needed to know and do to stay alive running LRRP missions in the jungles of the central highlands of Vietnam. Many times his skill and calm demeanor as a team leader saved our butts. I patterned myself after him and learned as much as I could until i took my own team. He was an Illinois guy as was I – he gave me my nickname of ‘Fat Albert’ and while I’ll always appreciate everything he did for me I’ll always remember him as a friend and a great Ranger.