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Charles Geralds

Charles Geralds

Charles E. Geralds, 62, of Marissa, IL; born January 27, 1952 in Belleville, IL; passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Charley was a coal miner at River King #1 mine in Freeburg, IL until it closed. He then went on to drive a school bus for Marissa Unit District #40, worked for Diamond Comics in Sparta, IL and then Dolly Madison in Red Bud, IL. Charley served in the Army National Guard. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed playing pool, hunting, fishing, gardening and pretty much anything outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Ervin and Elsie, nee Pflasterer, Geralds. One brother – Nick Geralds. Two sisters – Kathleen Johnson; Becky Harriman. His father-in-law – Leonard Sinn. Brothers-in-law – Roger Trentman and Norman “Butch” Harriman.

He is survived by his loving wife Shirley, nee Sinn, Geralds who was his high school sweetheart and who he married on June 20, 1970. His three children – Stacy (Tommy) Tucker of Geneva, OH; Shelly (Fred) Meister of Marissa, IL; Danny (Tomi White) of Marissa, IL. His five grandchildren – Charly Meister; Mitchel Quinn; Cutter Geralds; Adrian Quinn; Cooper Geralds. His six step-grandchildren – Caitlyn Tucker; Garett Tucker; Dylan Tucker; Brad White; Tristan White; Logan White. His brother – Bud Geralds. His sisters – Eileen Myers; Peggy Zacheis. Mother-in-law – Lorene Sinn. Brothers-in-law – Larry (Debi) Sinn; Loren (Laurie) Sinn; Dennis (Nicole) Sinn; Lennie (Kim) Sinn. Sisters-in-law – Mary Trentman; Joy Weber. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends and his two loyal companions Adolph and Bentley.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 11:00am with Rev. Dr. Donald Wagner officiating.

Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.

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  1. Administrator says:

    We were so sorry to hear this news about Charley. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family . Thankful for the years and years of friendship the Harriman and Gerald’s family have known. Your all family to us. Bev and Stan

    Posted by: Bev and Stan Lewis – Marissa, IL – Friends Jan 06, 2015

  2. Administrator says:

    Just wanted you to know how much we love you and we are keeping you all in our prayers and thoughts. He was a great man and he will be surely missed. May God be with you now and forever.

    Posted by: Judy Madden – Allen, TX – Niece Jan 07, 2015

  3. Administrator says:

    Shirley: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you at this difficult time.

    Posted by: Don and Dorothy Bollmeier – Marissa Jan 07, 2015

  4. Administrator says:

    Shirley and family, we are saddened to hear of your loss of your dear husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and cousin. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. May god give you all the strength and comfort at this difficult time. We are all with you in spirit. God bless❤

    Posted by: Paul and Cathy Light – Marissa, IL – Friends Jan 07, 2015

  5. Administrator says:

    Shirley, it has been many years since I have seen you. But, I always think about you from time to time. You are in my prayers to find comfort and healing during this time of the loss of your spouse.

    Sincerely,

    Jane Burk Hopkins

    Posted by: Jane Burk Hopkins – Belleville, IL – friend Jan 07, 2015

  6. Administrator says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. Cousins are always the first friends you make during childhood and they remain close to your heart, always. Charley always gave me a hug and a smile. I love him and will miss him.

    Posted by: Mike and Mary DeLong – Marissa, IL – Cousin Jan 07, 2015

  7. Administrator says:

    Sorry for the loss of your loved one.

    Posted by: Suzan chamness – coulterville, IL Jan 08, 2015

  8. Administrator says:

    So very sorry for you and your family’s loss. Charlie was a great person and always everyone will welcomed whether family or friend related or not. He will be missed by all that knew him

    Posted by: leroy and peggy raney – coulterville, IL – friends Jan 08, 2015

  9. Administrator says:

    Stacy and tommy. My heart goes out to you.

    Posted by: Patricia riewaldt – Ottawa, IL – aunt Jan 08, 2015

  10. Administrator says:

    I know your fond memories of him will keep Charlie alive in your hearts.

    Posted by: Natasha Moore – Cincinnati, OH – Family friend Jan 08, 2015

  11. Administrator says:

    Shirley, Shelly and all family members,
    Just wanting to express our sympathy to all of you at this very sad time.
    Bob and. Marilyn Going

    Posted by: Marilyn and. Bob Going – Venedy, IL – Friends Jan 08, 2015

  12. Administrator says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family is in my prayers.

    Posted by: Jean Sandheinrich – friend Jan 09, 2015

  13. Administrator says:

    Shirley and family, my wife Myrna & I are out of town and another cousin advised us of your loss. You have our deepest sympathies as you mourn the passing of you husband and father. While we can not be there physically, we will be thinking of you. God Bless!

    Posted by: Sam Robb – Pinckneyville, IL – Cousin Jan 09, 2015

  14. Administrator says:

    I have a lifetime of fun memories with this family. There is so much respect and love for your family. May God wrap his arms around you and carry you through your grieving. My thoughts are with you and prayers are for you.

    Posted by: Natalie Guebert – Evansville, IL – Friend Jan 09, 2015

  15. Administrator says:

    Shirley(Squirrely) so sorry just found this evening Saturday the 10 or we would have been there we really feel love for you and your whole family.

    Posted by: Terry and Barb Hand – Chester, IL – friends Jan 10, 2015

  16. Administrator says:

    I have known Charlie for many, many years. He was a great family man and husband. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    Posted by: Edwina “Winnie” Hearell Earl – Ogden, UT – friend Jan 10, 2015

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