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Obituary – Charles W. Mundy

Charles W. “Chuck” Mundy, age 97, of Chillicothe, IL, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Chuck was born on September 17, 1926 in Galva, IL to Earl and Minnie (Goodley) Mundy. Chuck graduated from Galva High School in 1944 before serving as 1st Sergeant in the 11th Airborne Division of the 187th Parachute Infantry of the U.S. Army during World War II.

Chuck met the love of his life, Mary M. Huber, during their senior year of high school. Their first date was ice skating at Lake Calhoun in Lafayette. When Mary came out with her skates over her shoulder, Chuck thought to himself, “How did I get so lucky?”  While Chuck was in the service, Mary took private instruction to join the Catholic Church and when he returned home, they married on December 5, 1946 at St. John Catholic Church in Galva, IL. They were married 71 years when she passed away on November 11, 2018. 

Surviving are his daughters, Gail Lynn Dooley of Chillicothe, IL and Diane Mary (Glenn) Otto of Keokuk, IA; his grandchildren, Joshua Dooley, Audra Mundy, Samantha (Jeff) White, Jacob (Amanda) Mundy, Sarah (Joe) McVeigh and Sadie (Daniel) Crenshaw; and 16 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death are his wife, Mary; parents; his son, Gary Edward; his brother, Sheldon; and his sisters, Agnes Short and Helen Jones.

While in high school, Chuck was quite the athlete, playing football, basketball and running track. He spent 19 years in banking, working for Commercial Bank, was Vice President of Champaign National Bank and he operated the DePue Bank. He later worked 17 years for Caterpillar with Mary. Chuck was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church and he enjoyed reading, watching TV and playing golf with the guys from CAT.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a Memorial Mass will be held at St. Edward Catholic Church in Chillicothe on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 11am. Visitation will be held one hour prior to Mass at the church. Burial of ashes will follow at Chillicothe City Cemetery. Memorials in his name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or St. Edward Catholic Church. Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.