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Don Kirst - 77
4/22/1933 - 1/31/2011

Tampico - Don Kirst, age 77, of Prophetstown, Illinois and formerly of Tampico, Illinois died on January 31, 2011 at Prophets Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown, Illinois.

Don was born on April 22, 1933 in Tampico, Illinois, the son of John and Grace (Houston) Kirst. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was united in marriage to Lucille Goodell on June 1, 1963 in Tampico, Illinois. He worked at Chriest Garage in Tampico, Illinois for many years, Armour Packing House in Sterling, Illinois and Illini Beef in Joslin, Illinois during his lifetime. He also was an EMT for 21 years for the Tampico Fire Department. He enjoyed artwork and being with his grandchildren.

He is survived by four sons Christopher Kirst of Lyndon, Illinois; Mike (Michelle) Kirst of Clinton, Iowa, Steve Kirst of Rushville, Illinois, Matthew (Sue) Kirst of Eldridge, Iowa; twelve grandchildren; one sister Gladys Krueger of Galesburg, Illinois and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers, and one sister.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A memorial service will be held on Saturday February 5 at 9:30 AM at Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with Deacon Bill Lemmer. A time of sharing will be held on Friday from 3 to 6 PM at Garland Funeral Home in Tampico. Burial will be at a later date. A MEMORIAL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED IN HIS MEMORY TO HEARTLAND HOSPICE AND PROPHETS GOOD SMARITAN CENTER. Condolences may be sent to: www.garlandfuneralhome.com.


Friday, February 6, 2011
3 to 6 PM
Garland Funeral Home in Tampico

Saturday February 5, 2011
9:30 AM
Garland Funeral Home in Tampico

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