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Charles Ledendecker

Charles Ledendecker


Charles Ledendecker, 78, of Sparta, IL; born on October 20, 1942 in Pinckneyville, IL; passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, IL.

Charles worked as a coal miner for over 20 years.  He enjoyed going to any kind of sporting event.  It was a real treat for him when he had the chance to watch his kids and grandkids play sports.

He was preceded in death by his wife – Patricia (Stewart) Ledendecker who passed away on August 22, 2019;  Parents – Fred and Louise Ledendecker;  Daughter – Cindy Branscum; Son – John Ledendecker; Brother – Freddy Ledendecker; Son-in-law – Ed McClanahan.

He is survived by four children – Jimmy Ledendecker of Florida, Jeff (Christine) Ledendecker of Sparta, IL, Donna McClanahan of Pontiac, IL and Lauriel (Greg) Hill of Sparta, IL; Fourteen grandchildren; sixteen great grandchildren; Son-in-law – Joe Branscum of Pontiac, IL; other relatives and friends.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Visitation: Family and friends may attend on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Funeral: Services will be held on Saturday January 23, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. Randy McGeehon officiating.

Interment: Private graveside services for the family will be held at a later date in Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Roberta Motrgan says:

    Lauriel and Greg,
    My sympathy and prayers are with you at this time of your of your father.

  2. Bob Campbell says:

    We are deeply saddened to learn of Charles’ passing. We will forever cherish our memories of him. He was always friendly, talkative, and helpful. It was always a pleasure to see him when he stopped by Grandma and Granddad’s house. Our deepest sympathies to his family.

    Aunt Helen, cousins, John and Bob

  3. Richard N. Soles says:

    Charlie , Doris and I Thank You for letting us be friends all the years before ,during times of camping parties at your pond…. I was surprised to hear from you by phone must have been our Christmas card we sent that you returned a call… So enjoyed the memories we laughed about and your telling me about your health issues ..
    Your laughing and joking is still there, and with Pat ,she’ll always believe in ” Jesus Christ ” . I’m happy for You now. no more issues to deal with but we”ll see each other at another time … Say Hi to Pat and those who we knew …

  4. Matthew Barber says:

    Many wonderful memories of Charlie and his fam. Very sorry for your loss thoughts and prayers with his fam..

  5. Andrea Johnson says:

    Prayers for the family during this difficult time. Charlie was always so friendly when my daughter and I would see him at sporting events. He would always be sure to speak. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and anyone that was lucky enough to have known him. If we can do anything to help you… let us know.

  6. Robert Otto says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Charlie was a great man. Prayers are being sent.

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