Meyer, Charles


Died: June 17, 2012

PEKIN ~ Charles E. Meyer, 72 of Pekin passed away at 8:09 a.m. Sunday, June 17, 2012 at his home.

Born November 4, 1939 in East Peoria to William H. and Mary Jane (Modenricker) Meyer, he married Paulette Dirks in 1964 in Peoria. She survives.

Also surviving are one son, William (Amanda) Beyer of Peoria; one daughter, Jane Beyer of Germantown Hills; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret (Bill) Gaboriault of Creve Coeur and Dorothy Hurt of Pekin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister and six brothers.

Charles was of the German Lutheran faith.

He worked as a laborer for 30 years out of Laborers Local 231in Pekin. He retired in 2000.

Charles was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1869 out of Pekin.

Memorial Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin. Chaplain Cliff Close will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior.

Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Midwest Affiliate, 4722 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria, IL 61614 or to American Cancer Society, 4234 N. Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, IL 61604.

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Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory

405 Rusche St
Creve Coeur, IL
Phone: (309) 694-3322