OBITUARY

Gilbert Lee Hastings

August 5, 1935October 28, 2019

Gilbert Lee Hastings, 84, passed away at his home on October 28th, 2019. Gilbert was born on August 5th, 1935 to Robert and Mable (Terry) Hastings in Tamalco, IL. He married his high school sweetheart, Donna (Gemberling) Hastings, on November 28, 1955. He is survived by: his daughter, Teresa (Sean) Fagan of Bloomington; his son, Curt (Karen) Hastings of Cooksville, IL. He is survived by three grandchildren: Tom (Jennie) Paine of Kansas City, MO; Jacob Hastings of Bloomington; and Taylor Hastings of Normal. He is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Kaelyn and Joshua Paine of Kansas City, MO. Gilbert will also be mourned by his sisters: Lois Saunders of Bloomington, IL and Shirley Gaines of Clinton, IL. He is preceded in death by his wife Donna; his parents; his daughter, Becky; his brothers, David and Gale Hastings; his sisters, Maxine Bryant, Betty Johnson, and Mary Taylor. A heartfelt thanks to Renee Seth, Cindy Harrell, Joan Aho, and Linda Benedict for their loving care and support. The Hastings family would also like to thank Bob and Carolyn Wall who were very special friends and neighbors of Gilbert. In addition, the family recognizes with grateful appreciation the wonderful care provided to Gilbert by his care team with Kindred Hospice. Gilbert was a proud member of the Teamsters Union, an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, and loved his cars. He was a jokester and is remembered by his ability to always make those around him laugh. A visitation will be held at East Lawn Funeral Home on Friday, November 1st from 4pm – 7pm and a funeral service will be held the following morning, Saturday the 2nd at 10am with a burial to follow in East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be shared with the family at eastlawn-bloomington.com. Memorial donations may be made to Ministry & More Inc. (www.ministryandmore.org) or to Kindred Hospice (www.kindredhealthcare.com).

  • FAMILY

  • Robert Hastings, Father
  • Mable (Terry) Hastings, Mother
  • Donna (Gemberling) Hastings, Wife
  • Teresa (Sean) Fagan, Daughter
  • Curt (Karen) Hastings, Son
  • Tom (Jennie) Paine, Grandchild
  • Jacob Hastings, Grandchild
  • Taylor Hastings, Grandchild
  • Kaelyn Paine, Great-Grandchild
  • Joshua Paine, Great-Grandchild
  • Lois Saunders, Sister
  • Shirley Gaines, Sister
  • Gilbert is preceded in death by his wife Donna; his parents; his daughter, Becky; his brothers, David and Gale Hastings; his sisters, Maxine Bryant, Betty Johnson, and Mary Taylor.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Roger Coleman
  • Randy McKain
  • Steve Roy
  • John Mohr
  • Les Thomas
  • Mike Priest

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 2, 2019

Memories

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Patti Eldert

October 31, 2019

Curt, I'm so sorry for your loss & I'll keep you in my thoughts.

FROM THE FAMILY
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