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Donald Lee Garst

May 10, 1927 ~ August 13, 2020 (age 93)


Donald Lee Garst, 93, of Litchfield, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020 at 3:23 a.m. in Heritage Health Therapy & Senior Care in Carlinville.  He was born on May 10, 1927 in Girard, IL, a son of Alvy and Stella (Lutz) Garst.  Mr. Garst was a Veteran of the Illinois National Guard, Korean War.  He married the former Nancy Ann Coss on August 17, 1956 in Girard, IL.  She preceded him in death on June 12, 1996.  Mr. Garst was a Welder for Allis-Chalmers / Fiat – Allis in Springfield.  Mr. Garst had also worked for the City of Litchfield as the Custodian for several years.  He enjoyed gardening.  Mr. Garst is survived by:

1 son,                 Alvin (Candy) Garst of Eagarville, IL

1 daughter,        Carol (Randy) Kunz of Murrayville, IL

1 sister,              Linda Garbin of Girard

6 grandchildren,           Amber Roston; Jodi Garst; Eriel Garst, Danielle Garst; Alicia Garst; Emily Odle

29 great-grandchildren,           Steven White; Jarred White; Nathan White; Christa Migut; Chaz Migut; Cheawne Migut; Christian Migut; Breana Trimble; Brandt Odle; Brisa Odle; Brayla Odle; Bristol D’Antonio; Caylee Foley; Jordan Adams; Seth Kenter; Olivia Kenter; Paisley Fricke; Serenity Brown; Kylie Garst; Britney Thorton; Sommer Thorton; Bo Thorton; Lucus Gibson; David Odle; Miles Odle; Alillyhana Henry; Achilles Henry; Ayramis Henry; Abygale Henry

2 great-great-grandchildren, Ricker Odle; Taeden Odle

Mr. Garst was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Nancy; 3 brothers, Robert Garst; Clifford Garst; Henry Garst; 5 sisters, Evelyn Winterbauer; Betty Lomalino; Vera Killem; Dorothy Laswell; Connie Taylor; 1 grandson, Jason Odle

Graveside service for Mr. Garst will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. in Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield.  Private family visitation will be held prior to the service.  The family suggests memorials be made to Montgomery County Cancer Association or Litchfield Veteran’s Memorial Garden.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines, social distancing rules will apply and masks will be required.

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Graveside Service
August 16, 2020

2:00 PM
Elm Lawn Cemetery
139 Yaeger Lake Trail
Litchfield, IL 62056


Montgomery County Cancer Association
19 Circle Drive, Litchfield IL 62056

Litchfield Veterans' Memorial Garden Fund
P.O. Box 593, Litchfield IL 62056

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