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CHARLES KNIGHT IDE

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Charles Knight Ide, Charles Knight Ide, age 95, passed away in Downers Grove, IL on Oct. 12, 2012. A lifelong resident of Downers Grove, Charles was born on July 15, 1917 to Charles Barton and Elizabeth Ide. He graduated from Downers Grove High School in 1936. Early in life he became interested in farming. His efforts included developing the Ide Farms Christmas tree business which has been operating for over 50 years. Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Juliet Craigmile Ide. Charles is also survived by his daughters: Margie Ide and Dorothy McCann (Gerald), and son Charles (Janet); grandchildren Jerry Warren, Larry Warren, Philip Warren, Amy McCann, Daniel McCann, Melissa Dicarlo, David Ide and Jeffrey Ide; plus eight great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. A memorial visitation service will be held at Toon Funeral Home, 4920 Main Street, Downers Grove on 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 15. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service. Should friends desire, contributions in memory of Charles are welcome and may be mailed to Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, P.O. Box 5000, Wheaton, IL 60189.
Published in Chicago Tribune on Oct. 14, 2012
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