Donald Robert Hurelbrink, 78 of Edinburg passed away at 7:41p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019 in his home.  He was born on July 5, 1940 in Taylorville, the son of Arthur and Cleta (Chandler) Hurelbrink.  He married Margaret “Peggy” Thomas on May 25, 1963 in Taylorville and was a follower of the Lutheran faith.  Mr. Hurelbrink retired from Peabody Mine #10 after 29 years of work.  Before he worked in the mine, he became a trained master carpenter, a trade he continued following his retirement from mining.  He was extremely talented craftsman, skilled in all aspects of carpentry.  Donald was a fan of all sports, especially NASCAR.  

He is survived by his wife: Peggy Hurelbrink of Edinburg; daughter: Anna Hurelbrink-Nick of Minneapolis, Minnesota; grandchildren: Katie Nick and James R. Tousignant; brothers: Mel Hurelbrink (Sandy) of Edinburg, Paul Hurelbrink (Sue) of Mt. Auburn and Richard Hurelbrink (Amy) of Colorado.  He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson: Matthew Nick.

Mr. Hurelbrink will be cremated, and a celebration of life will be planned at a later date on the family farm in rural Edinburg.  McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.  Memories of Donald, or condolences to his family, may be left online at

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