ROSEVILLE, Ill.—Charles H. Kirkpatrick, 102, of Roseville, passed away at 9:54 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, at his home.
He was born on Sept. 22, 1919, in Monmouth, the son of Earl Henry and Lola D. (Huston) Kirkpatrick. He was raised and educated in Roseville, graduating from Roseville High School in 1937. He later graduated from Western Illinois University in Industrial Arts Education.
Charles served with the United States Army in the Cavalry as a 1st Lieutenant during World War II. He later served with a Tank Unit, mostly in France.
Charles married Norma Lucille Twomey on Dec. 27, 1942, in Ft. Riley, Kan. She preceded him in death on July 17, 2018.
Following graduation from college, Charles was an Industrial Arts teacher at Mount Carroll High School for 15 years before returning to Roseville to be the Lumber Yard Manager at Twomey Co., retiring in 1984.
He was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Monmouth and the Roseville American Legion Post #619. Charles built several homes, created furniture, loved and was an avid woodworker working in his basement and enjoyed fishing.
Surviving Charles are his eight children: Kay (Glenn) Darlington of Tucson, Ariz., Linda (Rick) Jones of Castle Rock, Colo., Vicki (Stew) Gilmore of Carterville, Ill., Connie (Jim) Grant of Roseville, Ill., Jonna Young of Smithshire, Ill., Mary Alice (Jim) Addis, of Lafayette, Ill., Holly (Kurt) Kociuba of Liberty Hill, Texas, and Ed Kirkpatrick of Crystal Lake, Ill.; 24 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; his brother, Jim Kirkpatrick of California; brother-in-law, John Twomey of Monmouth; his sisters-in-law, Melba Twomey of Roseville and Frances Kirkpatrick of Eaton Rapids, Mich.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; two brothers, Robert Kirkpatrick and Raymond Kirkpatrick; three sisters, Mary Jane Primm, Martha Case and Marjorie Laster.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, at Immaculate Conception Church, Monmouth, with a Rosary Service beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment with Military Honors will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Monmouth. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 19, at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth.
Memorials may be given to the Roseville Community Fund or the Roseville Fire Department. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit, www.mcguireanddaviesfuneralhome.com.