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Dale Harstick

Dale Harstick, age 73, of Coulterville, IL, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 5:42 p.m. in Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Carbondale, IL. 

Dale was born on June 15, 1946 in Sparta, IL, a son to Orville M. and Mildred Evelyn (Wylie) Harstick. On May 23, 1975, he married Helen L. Hood and she survives. Dale had worked as a coal miner at Peabody Coal and was the co-owner of D&H Candle Shop, retiring from both after 30 years. He was of the Catholic faith and a member of the U.M.W.A. Dale enjoyed beekeeping, woodworking, raising chickens, was a master gardener and a “jack of all trades”.

Survivors include his wife, Helen Harstick of Coulterville, IL; two sons, Kent Rettinger of Coulterville, IL and Keith Rettinger of Coulterville, IL; his mother, Mildred Harstick of Coulterville, IL; a brother, Lawrence (Karen) Harstick of New Baden, IL; three sisters, Carole Bellflower of Mt. Vernon, IL, Christine Nicholson of Olive Branch, MS and Mariella Harstick of Belleville, IL; three grandchildren, Lacy Rettinger, Jon Rettinger and Ashley Davis; four great-grandchildren; a special niece, Sara Jebron; a special nephew, Denny Hood; and a host of other nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers, Michael Harstick and James Harstick.

A private family graveside service will be held at St. Anthony Cemetery, Lively Grove, IL with Father Tadeusz J. Gegotek officiating.

A video of the graveside service will be available for viewing on the Pyatt Funeral Home Facebook page.

Due to health concerns related to the Covid-19 virus and by the signing of executive order by Governor J.B. Pritzker, attendance will be limited and social distancing will be enforced.

Memorial donations may be made to the family.

Pyatt Funeral Home, Coulterville, IL has been entrusted with arrangements.

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