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Charles Leroy Shoemaker

June 10, 1941 — September 29, 2022

The funeral for Charles LeRoy Shoemaker, 81, of Chatsworth will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 3rd, 2022 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatsworth, IL with Pastor Richard Likeness officiating. Burial will be at Germanville Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:00 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatsworth on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022. Visitation will also be one hour before the service at the church.

Charlie went to meet his maker at 1:38 am Thursday, September 29th, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. He had been a patient of Iroquois Memorial Hospice since March of 2022.

He was born June 10th, 1941, in Jewett, IL, a son of L.A. and Ruth Shoemaker. He married Kay Hornickel, March 6th, 1966, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatsworth. She survives. They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary March 6th, 2022. Their unconditional love was a match made in Heaven. God knew what He was doing when He joined their two hearts.

Surviving are two sons, Jeff (Sheri) of Urbana and Scott (Jamie) of Gibson City. Also surviving are five grandchildren Jordan (Kourteney), Alec, Bayleigh (Kody) Smith, Ryleigh, and Lane and one great granddaughter Charleigh.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, and a sister.

Charlie was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatsworth. He was an Army Veteran during the Vietnam War. He was employed at Growmark in Piper City for 42 years where he retired in 2003. He also farmed alongside his wife's parents, his wife, and his son, Scott.

He was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa who never knew a stranger. His day was made when he could make someone laugh. His contagious laugh, jokes, sassy comments, and loving personality will live on forever in our hearts.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Iroquois Memorial Hospice, and Chatsworth Fire Department.
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Sunday, October 2, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

St. Paul Lutheran Church

105 S 6th St, Chatsworth, IL 60921

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, Chatsworth, IL 60921

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