Charles W. Stewart

Born: Tue., Jul. 9, 1929
Died: Thu., Aug. 20, 2015


9:30 AM to 11:30 PM, Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:30 AM Sat., Aug. 29, 2015
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Charles W. "Charlie" Stewart, 86, of Quincy, died at 12:22 p.m. Thursday (August 20, 2015) at the Illinois Veterans Home.

   Born July 9, 1929, in Beverly, Illinois, Charlie was the son of Wesley and Frances Earnest Stewart.
He married Hazel L. Miller on July 8, 1950 at Salem Church in Quincy. She survives. Charlie and Hazel celebrated their 65th Anniversary this past July.

   Mr. Stewart was a veteran of the U. S. Navy from 1953 to 1955.

   While attending Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ, Charlie was active with the Couples Club and Youth Fellowship and served on the Church Council and Property Board. He was currently an active member of Madison Park Christian Church where he was involved with the Senior Sunshiners, Men's Brotherhood and the Ever Ready Sunday School Class.  Charlie was also a member of Lambert Masonic Lodge No. 659 and Operator's Engineer Union Local No. 965 .  He enjoyed solving puzzles, golfing, hunting, waterskiing, and was a St. Louis Cardinals fan and an avid Blue Devil Basketball fan since 1947.
    Charlie worked at Diamond Construction for 42 years, retiring as an operator engineer in 1991. In retirement, he and Hazel did enjoy traveling.

    Charlie was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

   Survivors include his wife, Hazel; a son, David Stewart (Teri) of Bonham, TX; two daughters, Joann Zander (Dr. John Zander) of Springfield, IL and Susan Gainer (Dr. Michael Gainer) of Urbandale, IA; ten grandchildren, Matt Stewart, Eric Stewart, Joe Zander, Jill Borah (Brent), John Zander, Jennifer Kamphaus, Megan Gainer, A.J. Gainer, Zach Gainer and Luke Gainer; four great grandchildren, Clayton Borah, Carter Borah, Connor Borah and Bryleigh Stewart; two sisters, Ilena Wear of Spring, TX and Shirley Allen of Quincy; many loving nieces and nephews.  

   Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; and a grandson, Wes Stewart.  

  Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11:30 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Keith Ehresman and Pastor Steve Disseler officiating.  Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.  

   Visitation will be Saturday morning from 9:30 until the time of service at the funeral home.  
   Memorials may be made to Madison Park Christian Church or the Quincy Alzheimer Association.

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Chuck and Anna Mae Miller
   Posted Fri August 21, 2015
Hazel and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are not in Quincy, so we
will not be able to attend the service.
Charlie was a good employee, but more importantly, he was a friend.
He never hesitated to do his job, plus anything else we might ask of him.
We have some wonderful memories.
God Bless,
Chuck and Anna Mae Miller

Dick & Pat Wentura
   Posted Sat August 22, 2015
Dear Stewart Family,
What a devoted Blue Devil fan he was! He will be missed.
Thinking of you.
Dick & Pat Wentura

Jeanette Quesenberry
   Posted Mon August 24, 2015
Hazel I am so sorry about your loss. Charlie was such a sweet guy and he was one of my favorites. Since moving to Mississippi I did stop in to see him a couple times and he remembered who i was. He will be missed by all.

Richard & Fern Heitholt
   Posted Mon August 24, 2015
Dear Hazel, David, Joan and families,
We are glad we were friends of a man like Charley and your family.
May God's Blessings and your many positive reflections bring a measure comfort as you carry on his outstanding legacy. Best wishes.

Charles and Sharon Ervin
   Posted Wed August 26, 2015
Hazel, Charles and I wish you to know we have had you on our minds since your dear husband passed. No matter how much we may have expected a death, it is always a shock and heartbreak.

Please know we would do anything to help you in any way, should you need a hand. We honestly don't know what you might need. Won't you let us help in anything that might come up by letting us know? Had we been "old friends" or neighbors we could anticipate your need and just appear.

We are so very sorry for your loss of such a fine husband and life companion.

Charles and Sharon

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