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Charles “Russ” Dykes

Charles "Russ" Dykes

Charles “Russ” Dykes, 76, of Tilden, IL; born on November 17, 1942 in Caseyville, IL; passed away on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at his home.

Mr. Dykes was a prison guard at Menard and Bowling Green Penetentaries.  He was worked for Peabody Coal Company as a miner for 20 years.  Mr. Dykes was a United States Navy Veteran serving on the USS Severn.  He was a member of the UMWA.  Russ enjoyed collecting guns and target practice.

He was preceded in death by his parents – James and Dorothy, nee Lindecki, Dykes.  Two sons – Tracy Scott Dykes and Robert Russell Dykes.  One sister – Dorothy Cohagen.

He is survived by his wife – Sandy, nee Atwood, Dykes whom he married on June 13, 1964 in Troy, IL.  One son – Glenn (Lisa) Dykes of Tilden, IL.  Five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, IL on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and on Thursday, February 7, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Tilden, IL on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:00am with Rev. Dennis Hamilton officiating.

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

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

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