Charles Bogovich

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Retired U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Charles W. “Chuck” Bogovich, 84, of Belleville, IL, born June 9, 1936, in Waukegan, IL, died Friday, June 12, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Bogovich retired from the U. S. Air Force where he received the United States of America Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, and multiple other awards and decorations during his career. Chuck raised his six children in the Philippines while serving his country. After his retirement from active duty, he worked as a procurement specialist at the Scott Air Force Base Air Force Communications Command, and also worked as a security officer for the Yale Security Company. Chuck was a member of the American Legion Post 58 Freedom Farm where he served as the Post Commander two times. A skilled woodworker and crafter, Mr. Bogovich was an avid outdoorsman.  He was a member of St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Chuck was preceded in death by his wife of 39 years, Julie A., nee Gula, Bogovich, whom he married on December 4, 1969, and who died on January 25, 2008; a daughter, Mary H. Owens; a son, Chuck Halfhill; his parents, Joseph M. and Barbara R., nee Hodnick; Bogovich; and a brother, Edward E. (Kaye) Bogovich; a brother-in-law, Thomas George; and a sister-in-law, Marie Bogovich.

He is survived by two daughters, Renee (Blake) Ertel of Belleville, IL, and Deborah (John) Hawk of Maryville, TN;
two sons, Charles Bogovich of Killeen, TX, and Mike Halfhill of Belleville, IL;
10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren;
a son-in-law, Mike Owens of Florida;
two brothers, Robert A. Bogovich of Industry, PA, and Joseph D. (Nancie) Bogovich of Albany, NY;
a sister, Barbara A. George of Industry, PA;
a brother-in-law, John (Debbie) Gula of Courtland, OH;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Belleville Area Humane Society.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a private visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2020, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin officiating.

Burial with military honors will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


9 Comments on Charles Bogovich

Phil Tate said : Guest Report Jun 17, 2020 at 9:22 PM

My condolences to Chuck's family and friends. Enjoyed my association with Chuck at AFCC, Freedom Farm, and his Super Bowl gatherings. He was a good, honest man with a big heart.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Patrick Horn said : Guest Report Jun 17, 2020 at 2:32 PM

I am so sorry for the loss of your dad and papa. I knew him and he was a great gentleman and a good person! He will be missed!

  • Belleville
  • IL
DON VILLELLA said : Guest Report Jun 17, 2020 at 8:19 AM

Condolences to the Bogovich family from Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 862.

  • Beaver Falls
  • PA
Bruce And Karen Gula said : Guest Report Jun 15, 2020 at 6:14 PM

We are so sorry for the families loss. We have not seen uncle Chuck in many years but always enjoyed visiting him in Ohio and pa.when he would come back. He was a wonderful man and we always enjoyed talking to him and listening to his stories. Im sure he will be missed by all!

  • Canton
  • Ohio
Virginia Barthel said : Guest Report Jun 15, 2020 at 3:20 PM

My sympathy to the family on the loss of a good neighbor and friend.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 said : Guest Report Jun 15, 2020 at 2:59 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819. If unable to reach either, you may call Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Roberta Barth said : Guest Report Jun 15, 2020 at 1:42 PM

My deepest sympathy to Chuck's family. Although I haven't seen him in quite a while ,I always enjoyed our visits at the East end YMCA. May you have peace and comfort in his passing.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Eileen Gordon said : Guest Report Jun 14, 2020 at 8:53 AM

So sorry for your loss. Mr. Bogovich was a good and strong man. I will miss his yearly Christmas card.

  • O fallon
  • Il
Steve Trautt said : Guest Report Jun 13, 2020 at 4:50 PM

To Chucks family my deepest sympathy to all of you.I got to know Chuck at the Belleville East Y.M.C.A.,we had nice talks about many things over coffee after exercise.He had many friends there, God Bless all your family. Steve

  • Belleville
  • Il

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