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FAIRMOUNT - Charles E. Mills, 88, of Fairmount, passed away at 12:26 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2016, at his home.
Charles was born July 15, 1928, in Catlin, Ill. He married Bonnie Louise Thomas on Jan. 16, 1960, in Catlin.
Surviving are two stepsons, William F. Spencer Sr. of Fairmount and Vernon (Kathy) Spencer Jr. of Williamsport, Ind.; one daughter, Nora (Bryson Ritcher) Mills of Tilton; one brother, Ferman (Helen) Mills of Beloit, Wis.; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two daughters, Beverly Harper and Brenda Schmit; four brothers, Harlen, Richard, Claude and Emmanuel; and two sisters, Sylvia Williams and Garnett Abbott.
Charles served in the U.S. Army. He was a hard worker all of his life and was a member of Catlin Church of Christ.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, mushroom hunting and watching NASCAR. He was an avid Bears and Cubs fan. He loved spending time with his family.
Funeral services: 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at Catlin Church of Christ with Mike Strunga officiating. Burial in Pate Cemetery, Catlin, with military honors by Davis Busby Catlin American Legion Post 776. Visitation: 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the church.
Robison Chapel, Catlin, is handling the arrangements. Memorials to Catlin Church of Christ. Online condolences at www.robisonchapel.com.
Published on December 12, 2016
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