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Charles E. Vansteel

Charles E. Vansteel

Charles E. Vansteel, age 82, of Quincy, IL, died Thursday, May 05, 2022 at the Good Samaritan Home in Quincy, IL.

He was born March 16, 1940 in Quincy, IL the son of Frank and Mathilda Hermesmeyer Vansteel. He married Mardelle Echternkamp on June 27, 1964 at St. Boniface Church in Quincy, IL and she survives.

Mr. Vansteel was a graduate of Christian Brothers High School, Quincy, IL and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. He was a member of the former St. John's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. Charles was employed as a maintenance supervisor for Firestone, before working for J.M. Huber and retiring in 2003. He had a love for the outdoors, which included flower gardening, swimming, spending time at the beach, or life guarding at the local pool. Charles true pride and joy came from the time he shared with his family.

Charles is also survived by his children, Michael Vansteel of Dallas, TX and Paula (Keith) Rahn of Springfield, IL; six grandchildren, Alex, Steven and Max Vansteel, Taylor, Megan and Morgan Rahn; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Barbara Benzaquin, Frank Vansteel, Jr., Marjorie Minogue, Russell Vansteel and Ruth Pietkiewicz.

Funeral services will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022 at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Home.

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From:
Fran Adolfs
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Mardelle, I am so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. It is hard to give them up, but you know now that he is in a better place and no more suffering.
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Mary Davis
Quincy, IL
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Mike and family, I am so sorry for your loss.
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Vickie Steinkamp
Quincy, IL
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Mardelle. So sorry to see this. My heart goes out to you.
Vickie
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teresa pickle
Quincy, IL
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Mike and family, I am so sorry for the death of your father, husband and uncle. May God grant you the strength required in the days and weeks ahead and may your many wonderful memories provide you comfort
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Golda Seybold
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So sorry to hear about Chuck. I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers
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Dale A Heinecke
Madison, WI
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I am sorry for your loss. Chuck and I worked at EWC and with UCT.
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Jackie & Roy Casey
Quincy, IL
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We are so sorry for you & the familys










Mardelle & family, our thoughts & prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss,
From:
Toni McKee
Springfield, IL
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So sorry for your loss.Prayers for comfort & peace for you & the family.
From:
Laura Starman
Quincy, IL
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I am so sorry for your loss! Sending my thoughts and prayers. Charles was such a sweet guy and will be missed.
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Rick C BINGER
Mendon, IL
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I'm sorry to hear of Charlie's passing, I worked with him at JM Huber. We had fun working together and I learned alot from him
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
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Mike and Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Jim Humphrrey
Bettendorf, IA
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Mardelle, I am so sorry about Chuck. He was my oldest friend. We were best buddies growing up. I will miss him.
From:
Sharon Sandidge
Ursa, IL
Comments:
Mike and Family
Sending my thoughts & prayers...
Treasure the memories for they live on forever in our hearts.
Sharon
From:
John king
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss.
From:
Christina Covert
Quincy, IL
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Mardelle, Paula, Mike - just learned about Chuck & I am deeply saddened by both the news & that I missed the opportunity to pay my respects. You guys were a second family to me when I was a kid & I carry a special place in my heart for you all still today. Paula, some of my best childhood memories have you right there with me!

Whenever I saw Chuck he would catch me up on the family members. When he spoke of each of his grandchildren, when he spoke of Mike, and Paula, he would be beaming from ear to ear - he was so very proud of all of you. And when he spoke of Mardelle, he would get a gleam in his eyes that could not go unnoticed. That man was in love with his wife & it showed.
You all have my deepest condolences & my sincere apologies for having missed the service. Chuck was a great guy. Maybe he & my dad are together, reminiscing of times in the old neighborhood.
Much love,
Chrissy
From:
Becky Crane
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Mike I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s death. Praying for strength and peace in the days to come.