MATTOON — Charles Michael Degironne, age 63, of Mattoon passed away at 5:12 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.
Funeral Services honoring his life will begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Schilling Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Visitation for family and friends will be held from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Monday at the funeral home.
Charles was born on December 3, 1955 in Chicago, IL the son of Charles Joseph Degironne and Patricia (Teeters) Casteel. He married Mary E. Abbott on March 30, 1991.
Survivors include his loving wife, Mary E. Degironne of Mattoon, IL; mother, Patricia Casteel of New Lenox, IL; children, Nick (Rachel) Degironne of Mattoon, IL, Ashley (Myles) Connour of Mattoon, IL, Christopher Blanchard and Alana Degironne (Josh Foote) of Champaign, IL; grandchildren, Chloe Henderson, Hunter Connour, Nick Henderson, Julie Degironne and Hope Connour; siblings, Mark Degironne of New Lenox, IL, Dena (Tom) Wichelecki of New Lenox, IL, Lisa Gibertini of New Lenox, IL and Rene Degironne of Olive Branch, MS; his rabbit, Lucy and cat, Tasha. Charles was preceded in death by his father.
Charles worked for RR Donnelley for 33 years prior to his retirement. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed camping, fishing, arrowhead hunting and golfing. Charles will be remembered as a great cook and by his amazing sense of humor. Charles cherished spending time with his family and especially enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his honor may be given to Freedom Life Ministries, 2205 Lafayette Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938 or the Coles County Animal Shelter, 6818 North County Road 1120 East, Charleston, IL 61920. Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home’s Facebook page.