Charles Edward Veatch (93) of Edgewood

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Published on September 16 2013 12:22 pm

Charles Fredrick Veatch, 93, of Edgewood, IL., passed away at 12:20 PM Sunday, September 15, 2013 at Evergreen Nursing Home in Effingham, IL.

Funeral service is 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at Pagel Funeral Home, Edgewood, IL. with burial to follow in Edgewood Cemetery.  Visitation is two hours prior to service.  Memorials are requested to Edgewood or Kinmundy Opera House or donor’s choice.

Charles was born on August 7, 1920 in Clay County, IL., the son of Jerry and Elma (Waggoner) Veatch.  He married   Norma E. White on February 4, 1946 in Effingham, IL.
He was a custodian at Fedders in Effingham, IL. for 15 years and worked at Burton’s produce in Edgewood for 35 years.  A lifetime member of the US Army Veteran of WWII and the Theodore Hoffman VFW Post# 1769 of Effingham, IL. He is also the last charter member of the Keeler-Adams American Legion Post# 1168.

Surviving are his wife, two sons; Charles (wife Mary) Veatch of Edgewood, IL., and Robert (wife Debra) Veatch of Mason, IL., one sister; Wonetta (husband Haven)  Nelson  of Edgewood, IL., five Grandchildren and three Great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, son; Gailen Ray Veatch and one daughter; Wanda Audrey Veatch and one brother; William Henry Veatch.