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Donald Alexander Ford Jr., 66, passed away peacefully on Feb. 11. He was born Sept. 19, 1948, to parents Donald Ford Sr. (d. 1968) and Lois K. Ford Rhyne (d. 2012). Raised in Wilmette, Don graduated from New Trier East 1967 and Upper Iowa University in 1971. Don was a state champion swimmer in high school and All-America in college. He was owner of Don Ford Ltd., a purveyor of sugar and ingredients to the food industry.