By Jim Meridith
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  • Visitation

    Monday, August 8, 2022

    4:00 pm to 8:00 pm and

    Tuesday, August 9, 2022

    8:00 to 9:20 am

    Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL.

  • Service

    Tuesday, August 9, 2022

    10:00 am

    St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Grantfork, IL.

  • Full Obituary

    Curtis R. “Skip” Dickshot, 72, of Grantfork, IL, passed away Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at his home.

    He was born July 20, 1950, to John and Jennie (nee Ranek) Dickshot, in E. St. Louis, IL.  He married Joan Goestenkors on July 24, 1971 at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Pocahontas, IL.

    Skip was a member of St. Gertrude Catholic Church in Grantfork.  He was the Trustee for the Village of Grantfork for several years, and a former member of the Grantfork Jaycees.  He worked for Home Nursery Greenhouse in Edwardsville, IL for many years, eventually changing careers to become a Truck Driver for EF Express, where he worked for 35 years before his retirement.

    He liked bowling, working in the yard, and gardening; enjoying his cigars anytime he was outside.  You could often find Skip at Powhattan enjoying breakfast.  He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Jennie Dickshot; brother-in-law, Vince Igoe; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Leo and Lois Goestenkors, sister-in-law, Leann Goestenkors

    Skip is survived by his wife of 51 years, Joan Dickshot; Grantfork, IL; children, Chris (Kim) Dickshot, Aviston, IL, Jodi (Brad) Neumann, Grantfork, IL; grandchildren, Ethan Dickshot, Cody Dickshot, Chloe Neumann, Clayton Neumann; siblings, William Dickshot, Godfrey, IL, Cheryl Igoe, Chicago, IL, John (Kris) Dickshot, Glen Carbon, IL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Pat (Burnell) Landmann, Pocahontas, IL, Jim (Kathy) Goestenkors, Pocahontas, IL, Tom (Bonnie) Goestenkors, Pocahontas, IL, Susie (Bryan) Kovach, Pocahontas, IL; many nieces and nephews.

    Memorials may be made to Beverly Farms, Grantfork Fire Department, or St. Gertrude Cemetery.

    Visitation: Monday, August 8, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Tuesday, August 9, 2022, from 8:00 to 9:20 am, at Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL.

    Mass of Christian Burial:  Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 10:00 am, St. Gertrude Catholic Church, Grantfork, IL.

    Clergy: Fr. Paul Bonk, Pastor

    Interment: St. Gertrude Cemetery

    Meridith Funeral Home, Highland, IL

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6 Condolences
  1. Ron Carolyn and Michele Wildhaber / August 4, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Sorry for your loss I will miss him very much

  2. Cheryl (Dickshot) Igoe / August 4, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Skip was my big brother. We had our sibling rivalries but, in the end, he was truly a great big brother. He had a great big heart, but he tried to hide it (he wanted to be the tough guy). In reality, he was the softest and gentlest soul I know, just like our mother and our father. For me, his legacy will be that of a beautiful soul, a beautiful spirit that will live on within us until we die. Beautiful, kind and loving brother, you will be missed, and you will always be with us in our hearts and souls. We love you.

  3. Allen & Darlene Menietti / August 4, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    So sorry we couldn’t express our sympathy in person, as we are out of town. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family.

  4. Russell & Marsha Rinderer / August 8, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    Our sympathy goes out to Skips family.I (Marsha) became good friends with Skip because 0f all the years he came into my work at Highland Machine with EF Trucking. I was the Shipping Clerk. The family are in our prayers.
    Russell and Marsha Rinderer

  5. Judy luehm / August 9, 2022 at 7:02 am

    So sorry unable to send sympathy in person but just wasn’t able.

    God bless you all Joan

  6. Marcus Alvarado / August 9, 2022 at 11:56 am

    Thankful for the fond memories, laughs and conversations we had. God bless you, Joan, and the family.

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