As a young person, Mr. Dunn was baptized into the Christian faith. He retired from Peerless Enamel in Belleville, where he had worked as an operator for more than 28 years. He was a member of AARP. Charles was a World War II U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion Post 58 and VFW Post 1739, Belleville, IL.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Betty Laura, nee Muren, Dunn; a daughter, Darla Thomas; his parents, Jessie Dennis and Mildred, nee Edmondson, Dunn; five sisters, Betty Meade, Peggy Ann Merriman, Mary Loehr, Nancy Hoskey, and Kathleen Phillips; two brothers, Robert Dunn and Kenneth Dunn; a granddaughter, Christine M. Richardson; a grandson, Jonathan Wylie; a great-grandson, Gage Wylie-Singleton; and a son-in-law, Joseph Peters.
Surviving are two daughters and a son, Diane Peters of Belleville, IL,
Denise (Blaine) Wylie of Belleville, IL,
and Bradley Dunn of Belleville, IL;
a brother, James (CeCil) Dunn of Washington;
two sisters, Donna (Edward) DeJaynes of Galesburg, IL,
and Sandra (Monte) Voss of Galesburg, IL;
a brother-in-law, Robert Phillips of Las Vegas, IL
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the family. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Von Deeke officiating.
Burial with military honors will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.