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Charles E. Heern

December 12, 1932 — November 15, 2021

CARBONDALE - Charles E. Heern, 88, passed away on November 15, 2021 at his home surrounded by his loving family.



Charles was born on December 12, 1932 in Makanda to W.C. “Clinton” and Martha (Newberry) Heern. Charles married Fay Stearns on June 17, 1951 in Boskydell. They just celebrated their 70th year anniversary.



Charles worked as a signalman for the Illinois Central Railroad for over 43 years. He was a board member and past president of Makanda Evergreen Cemetery Association and attended Pomona Ridge Sunday School for many years. Charles was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan. He was loyal to his family and friends and will be missed by all who knew him.



Charles is survived by his wife, Fay; daughter, Jane Evans; sons, Gary (Glenda) Heern and Roger Heern; sister, Lucille (Joe) Burrow; brother, William Jerry Heern; grandchildren, J.T. (Amy Stretmater) Evans, Scott (Cassie) Evans, Marissa (Ryan) McKee and Jared (Carly) Heern; great-grandchildren, Finn, Asher, Sofia, Colton and Oliver; step-great-grandchildren, Ephram and Gideon; and numerous other family members.



He was preceded in death by his parents.



Services for Charles will be held on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale with Fred Stearns officiating. Burial will follow at Makanda Evergreen Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home.



Memorials may be made in Charles’s name to Makanda Evergreen Cemetery or Hospice of Southern Illinois and will be accepted at the funeral home.



Meredith Funeral Home in Carbondale assisted the family with arrangements. To leave a story or memory of Charles visit www.meredithfh.com

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, November 18, 2021

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

G. Meredith Funeral Home & Cremation Services

300 South University Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901

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Funeral Service

Thursday, November 18, 2021

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

G. Meredith Funeral Home & Cremation Services

300 South University Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901

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