Charles G. "Chuck" Rischar, 78, of the Illinois Veterans Home, Quincy, died on Tuesday (July 2, 2013) in Blessing Hospital. He was born on June 25, 1935, in Quincy, a son of Adolph and Agnes Frese Rischar. He married Donna Bush on Oct. 30, 1970, in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. She survives. Chuck graduated from Peoria Spalding High School in 1953 and DeVry Institute of Chicago. He worked as an electrician for 28 years with IBEW Local 34, retiring in 1997. He served on the IBEW Local 34 executive board for 20 years. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1953 to 1957 sailing to many parts of the world. His love was hunting, fishing and the family farm. In addition to his wife, Donna, he is survived by two children, Alan Rischar and his wife, Elizabeth as of July 6, 2013, and Dennis Rischar and his wife, Darla; two grandchildren, Autumn and Hunter Rischar; one sister, Delores (Robert) Ley, all of Quincy along with a sister-in-law, Diane Bush of Springfield; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard and Leroy Rischar. SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Friday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery with military honors by the Payson VFW. VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the funeral home with a prayer service at 5 p.m. MEMORIALS: Great River Honor Flight. ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home' WEBSITE: www.dukerandhaugh.com
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from July 3 to July 5, 2013