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CHARLES WILLIAM TALBERT
Charles William Talbert, 95, of Quincy, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 1:02 am Monday (May 7, 2018) at the Illinois Veterans Home.
Born February 14, 1923 in York, Nebraska, Chuck was the youngest son of Roy Lee and Nellie Baker Talbert. He married the love of his long life, Carol Jean Snow on January 4, 1951. She preceded him in death on March 11, 2011. He loved his Nebraska roots and always identified with his early life, including the values learned from life on the farm.
Charles proudly served his country in the Pacific during WWII, saying that he never had much of a war and was humbled by those who lived the worst of it.
Mr. Talbert was a member of Jerome United Methodist Church where he served as a Deacon.
Charles graduated from Thayer United Community High School in Thayer, Nebraska, and later earned a Master's Degree in Engineering from his well loved and appreciated alma mater, the University of Nebraska.
Chuck had been employed as an engineer for Allis Chalmers Tractor Manufacturing Company for 31 years until his retirement in 1979.
His enjoyment came through hours of woodworking, usually for charity, and growing flowers and vegetables, with his most favorite being his citrus trees in Florida. Chuck could be seen many a weekend watching football with the Green Bay Packers and the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers being his favorite teams. Most of all, Chuck cherished the time spent with his family. He loved sitting on the floor with his grandchildren or with the newest generation climbing all over him while his "scary" low voice brought giggles. He could never get enough of loving his family.
Survivors include two sons, Michael Dee Talbert (Sally) of Bloomington, IL and Timothy W. Talbert (Sheri) of Chatham, IL; a daughter, Sue Ann Hoffman (David) of Lebanon, PA; eight grandchildren, Nathan, Adam and Laurel Hoffman, Jessica Talbert, Sara Stickling (Micah), Amanda Bergus (Clay) and Daniel and Heather and Talbert; eightgreat grandchildren, Lily, Benjamin, Oliver and Charles Hoffman, Silas and Levi Stickling and Heidi and Tate Bergus
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 in the All Faiths Chapel at the Illinois Veterans Home with Chaplain Dave Hall officiating. Burial with military honors by the Illinois National Guard Funeral Honors Detail and the Quincy American Legion Post No. 37 will be in Sunset Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 9:00 until the time of services at the All Faiths Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are in the care of the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.