Charles F. “Chuck” Simpson, age 76 of Centralia, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.
Mr. Simpson was born on July 27, 1940, in Chelsey, Massachusetts, a son of Fred and Norma (Carrillo) Simpson. He married Doris Twenhafel at Trinity Lutheran Church in Centralia on September 17, 1977, and she survives in Centralia.
In addition to his wife Doris, Chuck is also survived by his 7 sons – Todd Simpson and wife Erin of Brooklyn, New York, Travis Simpson and wife Sara of Centralia, Randy Simson and wife Nancy of Centralia, Jeff Simpson and wife Robin of Odin, Greg Simpson of Odin, Shawn Simpson of Salem, and Cory Simpson of Odin and many grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother – Tom Simpson and significant other Tammy Daum of Centralia; 2 sisters – Barb Crawford and husband Luke of Odin and Marie Braddy and husband Richard of Walnut Hill; and 3 sisters-in-law – Linda * of Salem, Earlene Lange and husband Melvin of Centralia, and Janet Twenhafel of Centralia.
Mr. Simpson was preceded in death by his parents – Fred and Norma Simpson; his father-and mother-in-law – Alvin and Edna Twenhafel; and a brother – Robert Simpson.
Mr. Simpson worked for Illinois Central Railroad, and later was the co-owner and proprietor of Fehrman Meat Processing. Chuck was also a co-owner of the Colonial Golf Course in Sandoval. He served on the board of directors at Farmers State Bank of Hoffman, the Clinton County Board, and had recently retired from the Clinton County Electrical Advisory Committee. Chuck also served on the Veterans Tribute Committee at Kaskaskia College. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, and enjoyed buying and selling cattle. Mr. Simpson was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoffman with Rev. Stephen Krenz, officiating. Interment will follow at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church on Friday, May 26, 2017, from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday morning from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Simpson are suggested to Trinity Lutheran Church, Trinity Lutheran School, or to Christ Our Rock Lutheran High School and will be received at Zieren Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.ZierenFuneralHome.com. Services directed by Zieren Funeral Home, Carlyle.