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Daniel C. Stretch

1957 - 2021


ASHMORE, IL – Daniel C. Stretch, age 64 of Ashmore, Illinois passed away on Saturday, April 10, 2021.  His family plans to celebrate his life at a later date.  Memorials in his honor may be made to the Ashmore Food Pantry, Shriners Hospitals for Children St. Louis or to Lincolnland Hospice.  Gifts may be mailed in care of Adams Funeral Chapel, 2330 Shawnee Drive, Charleston, IL  61920.

Dan was born in Oak Park, Illinois on February 5, 1957, the son of the late Harold and Sharon Stretch.  He attained a bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University and was a Licensed Health Practitioner.  For 35 years he served Coles County through his employment with the Coles County Health Department as Administrator of Environmental Health.  Dan was a member of the Charleston Moose Lodge #1388, the Ansar Shrine, and the National AMBUCS.

Dan is survived by his four loving sisters, Dawn Bruchan (Dave) of Frisco, Texas, Debbie Marunde (Dan) of Woodstock, Illinois, Karen Neradt (Kurt) of Bloomingdale, Illinois and Pattie Ream (Patrick) of Wentzville, Missouri; ten nieces and nephews; seventeen great-nieces and nephews; and his community of friends.

Dan appreciated the outdoors and all it had to offer; a round of golf, an afternoon of fishing, time spent tending his garden, or just relaxing in his backyard oasis with friends and a good cigar!

Dan’s family would like to sincerely thank the Hilltop staff and Lincolnland Hospice for their wonderful help and care.

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Sandie Long

May 14, 2021 9:36 PM

No matter the situation Dan was always a kind man and I know he will be missed by many. My condolences to his family he will be missed.

Steve Henderson

April 25, 2021 7:58 AM

Dear cousins,
We're so sorry about Dan and are praying for you.  We all enjoyed our times together with him and you and the grandparents and aunts and uncles together as we grew up.  A donation to the LIncolnland Hospice in his memory has been made by Marilyn Henderson, Sue Adams, Dave Henderson, and Steve Henderson and family.  

Bob Durkin

April 20, 2021 3:27 PM

In addition to being a consummate professional and great all round person,
Dan was one of the best friends I ever had. Like Joe & Lynn, I enjoyed cookouts,
cribbage, dominoes and the occasional beer or two. Dan will indeed be missed.

Doug McDermand

April 13, 2021 4:22 PM

Dan was the consummate professional when it came to Coles County IL public health public health matters. He and his staff provided invaluable assistance to the Coles County led effort in the development of a 1990’s. state mandated solid waste plan. In addition, provided superb advice and support when it came to rural area and county subdivision issues. He was a pleasure to do business with!

Joe and Lynn Cobb

April 13, 2021 9:58 AM

We shared some special times with Dan, cook outs, domino games and the occasional beer.  He always willing to include our times together with our girls, helping them learn to fish and appreciate the outdoors. Sorry for your loss and know that he will be missed by many friends.

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