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BRIMFIELD - Charles Y. “Charlie” Thompson II, 85, of rural Brimfield, died at 3:58 AM Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at his home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 30th at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Brimfield. Fr. John Verrier will officiate. Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Sunday, April 29th at the church with recitation of the rosary at 5:45 p.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Brimfield. Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church or to the Joel Hartman Endowment Fund at Bradley University. Rux Funeral Home in Galva, is in charge of arrangements.
Charlie was born on October 20, 1932 in Chicago, the son of Dr. Melvin and Frances (Dugan) Thompson. He married Mary Megan on February 21, 1981 in Brimfield. She survives as does a daughter, Megan (John) Kraft of Princeville, a son, Charles Y. “Bud” (Jodi) Thompson III of Brimfield, four grandsons, Jackson and Camden Kraft and Reid and Brett Thompson, several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, nephew, Joel Hartman, and brother-in-law, Will Hensley.
Charlie graduated from high school at Elgin Academy and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska. He was president of Laura State Bank for 49 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, a founding member of the Mid-Illinois Corvette Club, and a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, Nebraska Chapter. He enjoyed gun collecting, water skiing, coffee with friends, and restoring Corvettes and antique tractors. He loved watching Nebraska Cornhusker’s Football. He loved his family dearly, especially his grandsons. He will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew this kind and gentle man.