Henry A. Dersch, 78, of Oakland City, passed away Monday, October 4, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was born January 20, 1943 to the late Adrian Dersch and Marjorie (McConnell) Dersch. Henry was a coal miner for Peabody Mine in Illinois for a number of years. He was a past member of the United Coal Miners Association and a member of the American Legion and Eagles in Oakland City. Henry was a hard worker and always willing to help someone in need. He never met a stranger, was always willing to lend a helpful hand, and would give the shirt off his back. He was a good man, a good father, and a good friend to the end.
Henry is survived by his wife, Helen Dersch of Oakland City; children, Johanna Dersch of Oakland City, Tony Hill (Rachel) of Forest Branch, KY, Gary Hill (Tracy) of Centertown, KY, Kristy Garver (Roger) of Ohio, Paula Williams (Gary) of Pennsylvania, Monica Harper of Ohio, Ryan Marshall of Evansville, and Samantha Dillon of Oakland City; 17 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, John Dersch (Mary Lou) of Oakland City; and two nieces, Amy and Kim.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Betty Dillon; and brother, Homer Dersch.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 Noon (Central Standard Time) Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City officiated by Pastor Ron Vickers. Interment will follow at Montgomery Cemetery in Oakland City. A Monday evening visitation will be held from 4:00 until 8:00 PM (CST) and a Tuesday morning visitation from 8:00 until 12:00 Noon (CST) both at Corn-Colvin Funeral Home in Oakland City.
Online condolences can be given at www.corncolvinfuneralhome.com where you can also light a candle in loving memory of Henry. Corn-Colvin Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dersch family.
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