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Obituary of Donald Hastie


Donald Hastie, 80, of Cave-In-Rock, IL passed away Sunday, September 4, 2022. Don was born January 20, 1942 to Robin and Geneva Hastie.
He was a proud partner of Hastie Mining & Trucking, where he dedicated 57 years. He was an elder of the Hardin County Church of Christ. He also served on the Hardin County School board, Regional Office of Education #20, and was a precinct committeeman of the Republican Party.
On August 11, 1961 he married Bonnie Robinson and they shared 61 years of marriage.
Don is survived by his wife, Bonnie Hastie; children, Kimberly (Jimmy) Watson, and Mark Hastie; grandchildren, Jamie (Cody) Jacobs, Ryan (Kara) Watson, and Matthew Watson; great-grandchildren, Hunter Jacobs and Kamryn Watson; brothers, Bob (Dona) Hastie, Barney (Sherry) Hastie, and Keith Hastie; sisters, Christine Dutton, Bonnie Lane, and Teresa (David) Foster; and sister-in-law, Rita Hastie. He is also survived by many nephews, nieces, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Curtis Hastie; infant brother; and brother-in-law Hershel Dutton.
Funeral Services will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, September 8, 2022 at the Hardin County Church of Christ in Elizabethtown, IL. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at the Hardin County Church of Christ.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hardin County General Hospital.
The family would like to thank Hardin County General Hospital nursing and rehab staff, Ferrell Hospital/Deaconess Hospital Oncology, Hardin County Ambulance team, and the Hardin County Church of Christ.


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  1. John R. Petrea on September 6, 2022 at 10:06 pm

    I had the extreme good fortune of meeting and beginning to learn from Don Hastie in late 1996…,Ever a gentleman, Don was very helpful and sharing with a novice Caterpillar Salesman… He grew to be a wonderful Friend and Mentor not only to me but my family as well… I will miss his calm demeanor but cherish all the times I spent with him…
    John R. Petrea

  2. Bob Coburn on September 7, 2022 at 11:10 am

    Our love and sympathy to all the family. We appreciated his faithful service to God for so many years.
    He will be dearly missed.
    Bob and Grace Coburn

    • Dean Spindler on September 9, 2022 at 4:14 pm

      Don was also a great supporter of mining and reclamation education. He provided rocks and minerals for tens of thousands of school kids and teachers working with the IAAP and the Illinois DNR education outreach programs. We will miss him greatly.

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