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.