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Charles E. "Charlie" Roan

Charles E. "Charlie" Roan

Charles E. "Charlie" Roan, age 80, of 1919 Madison Street, Quincy Illinois passed away in his home on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 surrounded by family. He was born on June 15, 1938 in Quincy, Illinois the son of Robert & Kathryn (Steward) Roan.

Charlie spent his early years in Tioga, IL where he attended both Unity and Warsaw High School. He graduated from Warsaw High School in 1957. After his graduation he enlisted in the United States Army from 1958-1960. During this tour of duty, he served abroad in France and Germany. Upon his release from Active Duty Military Service, he enrolled and graduated from David Rankin Technical College in St. Louis, Missouri with an emphasis in Carpentry. He married Connie Klauser on September 10, 1966, she survives.

Always crafty with his hands, Charlie spent 38 years as a Union Carpenter. During his time as a carpenter, he personally assisted in the construction of multiple buildings and homes that are used in the community to this day.

Charlie and his wife Connie were active members of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Quincy, Illinois. Charlie was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Charlie had real passion for the outdoors. He loved nature, wildlife, and he really enjoyed spending time on the river. He enjoyed hunting many types of animals, but he especially loved the excitement and camaraderie that was associated with waterfowl hunting. Always an athlete and community supporter, Charlie had been a Quincy Blue Devil and Quincy Notre Dame Basketball season ticket holder since the 1960's. He also played in various softball leagues in his younger years. He enjoyed his garden and tending to his prized tomato plants. On a summer afternoon, you could often find Charlie kicked back watching his beloved St. Louis Cardinals. He also enjoyed playing golf weekly. He spent a considerable amount of his time woodworking and crafting things for others. He was an active member of the Mississippi Valley Hunter's and Fisherman's Association, and Twin Oaks Boat Club. He served as both a volunteer boater and Veteran in the annual Fishing For Freedom event in Quincy, IL for the last 5 years.

Charlie especially enjoyed spending time outdoors with his grandchildren. He truly enjoyed watching them play soccer, baseball, basketball, and gymnastics. He could always be counted on to lend a helping hand to a friend or neighbor. He always took the time to teach and share his knowledge with those around him. He had a witty personality and an incredible sense of humor. His ability to connect with the people he came in contact with was beyond comparison.

In addition to his wife Connie, Charlie is also survived by: Three Children: Lori Brush and her husband Gregory of Olympia Fields, IL; Angela Winking and her husband Corey of Quincy and Jessica Fuller and her husband Cisco also of Quincy. Seven Grandchildren: Simon Brush, Stella Brush, Ava Winking, Lila Winking, Sylvia Winking, Kathryn Fuller, and Benjamin Fuller. Two Siblings: Carol Schmidt and her husband Wesley and Merle Roan. Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, one son Scott Roan, and siblings: Robert Roan and Betty Guthrie along with her husband Darrell.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery with Full Military Funeral Honors supported by members of 310th Transportation Company (Quincy, IL), Illinois National Guard (Macomb, IL), U.S Army Reserve Support Command, 1st Army (Rock Island Arsenal, IL), American Legion Post #37. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Quincy Catholic Charities or to Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

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From:
The Rawski Family
Toledo, OH
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Condolences to you and your family Jessica. May you take comfort in knowing your are surrounded by family and friends that love and care for you. In time, may loving memories bring you peace.
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Ed and Peg Sullivan
St. Charles, IL
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We will really miss him. He was a great guy. I know Ed has so many, many memories of Charlie growing up. I’ll never forget the first time I met him- it was a wedding in Quincy and we sat in front of him and Connie at church. Ed asked me if I was ready 😅 then we turned around and he introduced me... Charlie pulled me in and planted a big kiss on my lips! 😂 I really loved that guy. He will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I’m sorry we won’t be able to make the service. We will be in S.C. watching Riley play golf. Love you all,
Peg and Ed
From:
Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
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Connie, Lori, Angela, and Jessica:
I was saddened to hear that your beloved husband and father had passed. I know how he loved you all--more than anything in his world. I can clearly picture him sitting in his favorite seat in "The Pit," watching the Raiders. What a true fan he was! I will pray that God gives you the strength you need in the tough times ahead, but that HE will also fill your hearts and minds with only the great memories you spent with Charlie. God Bless.
Lonny
From:
Judy chaplin
Plainville, IL
Comments:
I'm so sorry for your loss Connie. Prayers to you and your family. From Judy and Jesse.
From:
Mary Cary
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Connie I am very sorry for your loss.May God Bless you and your family and give you strength during this time.
From:
Ed Zanger
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sorry for your lost Connie. I’m out of town visiting my daughter so I won’t be able to be at the funeral. But I’ll be thinking about you n your family n I’ll miss Charlie at the bell games.