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Charles W. Stewart

July 9, 1929 ~ August 20, 2015 (age 86)

   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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