C.W. Losch

Died: Sat., Oct. 20, 2012


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 26, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Memorial Service

10:30 AM Sat., Oct. 27, 2012
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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Mr. C.W. Losch 78, of Quincy, died at 10:02 a.m. Saturday (October 20, 2012) in Blessing Hospital.

C.W. was born on January 27, 1934 in Summer Hill, IL, the son of Fred and Marjorie (Garner) Losch. He married Marilyn Klinefelter on February 10, 1957 in Pittsfield, IL.

He graduated from Pittsfield High School as valedictorian of the Class of 1951. He attended the University of Illinois, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, graduating in 1956. In 1974 he graduated from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

C.W. was a veteran of the United States Army serving on active duty from 1956 - 1958 and as a reservist from1959 - 1962. He worked for Gardner-Denver in Quincy, IL from 1959 - 1968. In the fall of 1968 he went to work for Citizens State Bank in Pleasant Hill. His banking career spanned the better part of the next four decades until his retirement from the Bank of Kampsville in 2004. At the time of his death he was on the board of directors of the Bank of Kampsville, but was no longer involved in the daily operations.

C.W. was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather. He took great joy in family gatherings and was an ardent follower of his grandkids activities. He was also a dedicated friend to many and loved to pull practical jokes.

C.W. was well known in the community for his dedication to walking. Until the time of his illness he had walked four miles a day without fail for the last 15 years. In addition to walking, his hobbies included mushroom hunting, putting together jigsaw puzzles, and following the Cardinals, Rams, Blues and Illini. He had a competitive nature and as a younger man excelled in many different sports including basketball, baseball, fast-pitch softball, bowling, golf, ping pong and pitching horseshoes.

C.W. was a charter member of the John Wood Community College board of directors and served in this capacity for eight years. He also served as a volunteer at Blessing Hospital and was a member of the board of directors of the Adams County Red Cross, for which he also did volunteer work. While employed at Gardner-Denver he was involved as a volunteer in the Junior Achievement program. His memberships included Elks Club No. 100, Pleasant Hill Lions Club, Pleasant Hill Christian Church, Pittsfield Masonic Lodge No. 790, Quincy Consistory, Quincy High Twelve, Shriners Club and The Golden Legion of Phi Delta Theta.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; a son, Brad Losch (Judy) of Pittsfield, IL; a daughter, Brooke Gulledge (Chuck) of Edwardsville, IL; seven grandchildren, Adam Losch (Misty) of Festus, MO, Kasey Losch of Dusseldorf, Germany, Kirstie Losch of Muncie, IN, Karly Losch of Jacksonville, IL, Brock, Chase and Beau Gulledge all of Edwardsville, IL; two great grandchildren, Landen and Levi Losch of Festus, MO; and three nephews, Vance Dell (Leslie) of Fort Worth, TX, Kent Dell (Shar) of Waukesha, WI and Eric Dell (Kathy) of Jefferson, GA.

C.W. was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Margie Bell King.

A Memorial service will be held Saturday October 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Cedric Richardson officiating.

Visitation will be held Friday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Pittsfield West Cemetery or the Quincy Humane Society.

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Tracy Ashbaugh
   Posted Tue October 23, 2012
To Marilyn and family: I am so sorry to learn of the loss of C.W. It was such a pleasure to always work with him on the apartments and in banking. I will remember him fondly. Marilyn, please accept my sympathy and know that I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Judy Kerfoot/ Trudy Lile
   Posted Tue October 23, 2012
I was very sorry to here about C.W. He and his wife were great friends to my aunt, Trudy Lile, and their kindness to her will not be forgotten. Judy Kerfoot

Greg and Jody Frese
   Posted Tue October 23, 2012
C.W. will be sadley missed by a great number of people. Greg and I had the honor of meeting CW and Marilyn through our neighbor and great friend to CW, Jim Austin. CW and Marilyn were instantly likeable and we were fortunate to have remained friends with both of them for a number of years now. We have an annual fish fry every year on Labor Day weekend, and CW and Marilyn made it to many of them and we will miss not seeing CW anymore.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Marilyn.

Morey (Morris) Predmore
   Posted Tue October 23, 2012
So sorry to get this news Marilyn I have great memories of playing basketball with CW in high school. I hope you and your family can find peace knowing he is in good hands with the Lord.

"Butch & Naomi Edwards
   Posted Tue October 23, 2012
Marilyn, Even though I only saw you & CW once a year, I consider you both dear friends. I so appreciated the both of you looking after my Mom and DJ. And CW Was always ready to try to get me a Cardinal ticket or 2.
You will be in our Prayers. Butch & Naomi

Karen and Brent Dade
   Posted Tue October 23, 2012
Our deepest sympathy Marilyn to you and your family. C.W. brought so much joy and laughter to not only Mom (Ruth) and Myrl, but without a doubt to every life he touched. May you find strength in the memories of all of the wonderful times you shared.

Karen & Brent

David Campbell
   Posted Wed October 24, 2012
Marilyn, I am so sorry to hear. C.W. and you were such a fun part of Mom & Dad''s frienship. C.W. left a smile on everyone! I send along Mom''s thougts and prayers. It was a priviledge to have grown up around your family. C.W. was always there to help people in many ways. Our prayers are with you and your wonerful family. Hilda, David & Nancy Campbell

Jack and Jean Heniff
   Posted Wed October 24, 2012
Jean and I want to express our sympathy to C. W 's family, we know he will be missed. We always looked forward to seeing C. W. at our Phi Delt reunions. We always appreciated his efforts and sense of humor in planning the reunions.

Dick & Fern Heitholt
   Posted Wed October 24, 2012
Dear Marilyn & family,
We were saddened to learn that C. W. had passed away. His energetic spirit for life, friendliness to others and community involvement will be missed. We first experienced C. W. when Dick played baseball with him on the Griggsville Nitehawks team. Besides being a fine pllayer at shortstop, he brought a fun-loving spirit and comraderie to the group.
We hope your own memories and God's Blessings will bring comfort as you continue the legacy of a wonderful person.

michelle vogel-brown
   Posted Wed October 24, 2012
Im sorry for all of you... it was definately my privilege to have gotten to meet C.W. and his wonderful familly!!! You all are very special people and will always hold a special place in my heart. Hold onto all the memories you have and cherish every day knowing he is now your Guardian Angel watching over you in all that you do:)
Love, Michelle (RN, ICU)

Dick and Pat Billings
   Posted Thu October 25, 2012
C.W. and I go back as far as when we were kids. I never knew of C.W. having a bad argument with anyone. He and I never had any misunderstandings that I can remember. If I'd ever had a brother, I would have wanted him to be C.W. and I think he felt the same about me. Condolences to Marilyn and Family, I shall never forget him. I will be at the service Saturday.

Marilyn, this is Pat. I'm so sorry. I will be unable to attend the memorial service, as our granddaughter, Brittany, will be getting married in St. Charles this weekend. But, my thoughts are with you.

David & Sue Plattner
   Posted Fri October 26, 2012
Marilyn---(71736) sorry to see that C. W. Passed.. you guys really did a lot of great things together... David (71736) & Sue

Bill Blake
   Posted Sat November 03, 2012
Marilyn, I was so sorry I couldn't come to C.W.'s services. I became ill late Wed. night and just wasn't up to the trip on Friday. You and your family were certainly in my thoughts and prayers as C.W. has been ever since he became ill. I always considered C.W. as one of my favorite friends. Whenever we were together we always ended up reminiscing about our two greatest basketball memories.........when the two of us "singlehandly" teamed up to upset Jacksonville and Notre Dame. Of course I have also always been indebted to him for introducing me to Marilyn. Without him we would have never met.
I made a contribution to the Quincy Humane Society in his name. God bless you and yours. Bill Blake

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