Donald E. Isbell

January 24, 1939 - December 30, 2018

Donald E. Isbell, 79, of Aurora passed away Sunday December 30, 2018 at home. He was born January 24, 1939 to the late Harold and Edna Mae Isbell (nee Taylor).

Donald enjoyed the finer things in life including, good wine, great food, and always had a book in hand. He taught for 35 years with the majority of those years at Oswego High School. He enjoyed his times on Magician Lake in Michigan. Don was a very perceptive person who knew how to connect with almost anybody, always offering a hand where he could.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his two siblings Richard D. (Imy) Isbell and Carole (Joe) Parillo, his great friends Denny Parker and Tom Pomotto, his special friends; Mary Williams, Mike and Kim, Brenda and Larry, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial visitation will be held 5:00P.M. – 8:00P.M., Saturday January 12, 2019 at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209S. Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.

In lieu of flower, please consider donating to: Meals on Wheels America, 1550 Crystal Dr. Suite 1004, Arlington, VA 22202, St. Jude Children’s Hospital: 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 Source Code: IIQ180788777, or Hesed House: Attn: Development, 659 South River Street, Aurora, IL 60506.

For additional information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-879-7900 or

Guest Book

  • Kristen Mochel Alcorta Mr. Isbell was a kind and patient teacher - I enjoyed my time in his class, and am grateful for the lessons he taught. My condolences to his family and friends.
  • Rachael Radabaugh He was one of my teachers at OHS and he will be missed by many... My love and condolences to family and friends