John Charles "Chuck" Green (80) of Effingham


Published on March 26 2013 9:30 am

John Charles "Chuck" Green, 80, of Effingham, Illinois died at 7:58 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2013 at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday at Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham with a 6:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus rosary and Fourth Degree rites. Memorials may be made to Sacred Heart Church, Sacred Heart School or to the Parkinsons Disease Foundation.

Chuck was born February 18, 1933 in Altamont, the son of Joseph and Josephine (Reiss) Green. He married Helen Ruth "Pete" (Engbring) October 2, 1954. He was an Eastern Illinois University graduate and taught at Clinton High School and later taught at Lakeland College in Mattoon. Chuck was an insurance agent for the Knights of Columbus from which he retired. He loved to play golf and any outdoor activities. Chuck was always socially engaging with intent to cause a smile. He loved to volunteer for Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where he was a member and also helped with the school's religion program. Chuck was a past Grand Knight and Fourth Degree member of the Effingham Knights of Columbus #665 and a member of Toastmasters International. He served with the United States Army during the Korean War.

Chuck is survived by sons, Mark (wife Carla) of Cowden, Matt (wife Marla) of Effingham and John (wife Terri) of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughters, Cynthia (husband Jim) Percival of Brownsburg, Ind. and Linda (husband Ken) Wahlman of Gloucester, Va.; brother, Pat (wife Kathleen) Green of Effingham; sisters, Marge (husband Bob) Denton of Effingham and Bette Holmes of Champaign; sisters-in-law, Anna Marie Green of Effingham and Viola Green of Clinton; special friend, Hazel Wyckoff of Effingham; 11 grandchildren, Ashley, Paul, Stefanie, Jamie, Catherine, Megan, Mattalyn, Mikhail, Kimberly, Landon, Saylor and great-grandchild, Kalia.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Helen; brothers, Richard and Joseph and infant sister, Mary.