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“I have known Charlie for many, many years. He was a great family man and husband. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. ”
1 of 16 | Posted by: Edwina "Winnie" Hearell Earl - UT

“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. ”
2 of 16 | Posted by: Terry and Barb Hand - Chester, IL

“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...Read More »
3 of 16 | Posted by: Natalie Guebert - Evansville, IL

“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...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Sam Robb - Pinckneyville, IL

“I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family is in my prayers. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Jean Sandheinrich - friend

“Shirley, Shelly and all family members,Just wanting to express our sympathy to all of you at this very sad time. ...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Marilyn and. Bob Going - Venedy, IL

“I know your fond memories of him will keep Charlie alive in your hearts. ”
7 of 16 | Posted by: Natasha Moore - Cincinnati, OH

“Stacy and tommy. My heart goes out to you. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Patricia riewaldt - Ottawa, IL

“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....Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: leroy and peggy raney - IL

“Sorry for the loss of your loved one. ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: Suzan chamness - coulterville, IL

“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...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Mike and Mary DeLong - Marissa, IL

“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...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Jane Burk Hopkins - Belleville, IL

“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...Read More »
13 of 16 | Posted by: Paul and Cathy Light - Marissa, IL

“Shirley: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you at this difficult time. ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Don and Dorothy Bollmeier Marissa

“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....Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Judy Madden - Allen, TX - Niece

“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...Read More »
16 of 16 | Posted by: Bev and Stan Lewis - Marissa, IL

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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.