Charles G. "Poncho" Giovando, 87, of Collinsville, Ill., born on July 31,1926, in Collinsville, Ill., died at 10:08 a.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Collinsville, Ill.
Mr. Giovando worked for the railroad for more than 39 years. He was a long time member of Alpha and Omega Christian Fellowship in Collinsville, Ill., and a life time member of the American Legion and the VFW in Collinsville, Ill. He was a World War II US Navy veteran and a Korean War US Army veteran.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie, nee Bales, Giovando; parents, Charles J. and Amelia, nee Jones, Giovando; and grandson, Logan Willeford.
Surviving are his daughters, June (Dale) Willeford of Collinsville, Ill., and Elizabeth Giovando of Collinsville, Ill.; grandchildren, Mathew Willeford and Lauren Willeford; and great-grandsons, Luke Willeford and Charles Willeford.
Memorials may be made to the donor's choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.herrfuneral.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the funeral home with the Rev. Ron Habermehl officiating. Interment in St. John Cemetery in Collinsville, Ill.
HERR FUNERAL HOME, Collinsville, Ill.
Herr Funeral Home
501 West Main St. Collinsville, IL 62234
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Mar. 5, 2014