Charles “Charlie” C. Hainline, 79, died Monday, November 15, 2021 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, IL. Charlie was born December 19, 1941 in Alton, IL, the son of Vernon and Cecelia (Clark) Hainline. He graduated from Kewanee High School with the class of 1960 and received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Western Illinois University.
Charlie married his soulmate Catherine (Cathy) J. Dura on June 18, 1976. Charlie is survived by his wife, three children, Angela (Chris) Naylor, Deerfield, IL; Charles “Chip” (Mandi) Hainline, Kewanee; Courtney (Mike) Grussing, Mahomet, IL; seven grandchildren, Cecelia, Eliot and Audrey Naylor; Teddy, Emily, Joey and Tommy Grussing; sister JoAnn Coleman; and brothers-in-law John Dura, Tom Dura and Jim Dura; many nieces and nephews; and lifelong best friends George Guzzardo, Tom Bubnick and Jim Rinella. He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Frank “Ole” Dura, mother-in-law Anel Dura and twin daughters Candace and Cassandra Hainline.
Charlie was known for his athletic ability and his love of sports. He began his athletic career at the age of 6 as the Kewanee Ballhawks batboy. He excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track in his youth and in high school. During his 40 years of officiating, he officiated football, basketball, baseball, softball and volleyball, as well as college basketball in Illinois and Iowa.
He began his professional career as a teacher and coach and taught for 14 years. He then became a financial advisor and was proud to serve his clients until his retirement at the age of 70. He attended Saint John Paul II Parish in Kewanee and enjoyed watching sports, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November 20 at Rux Funeral Home in Kewanee with Deacon Martin VanMeltebeck officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Private inurnment will be held at a later date. The funeral home will maintain compliance with COVID regulations and requires that all guests wear a mask for the safety of all those attending.
Memorials may be made in his name to any of the following organizations: OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Visitation School Foundation, Kewanee Schools Foundation, Wethersfield Academic Foundation, or Henry County Senior Center of Kewanee.
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