Charles Edward Pieper, 68 of rural Gilson, passed away at 3:25 p.m. Friday, September 20, 2019 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
He was born February 4, 1951 in Macomb, the son of William Roy “Bud” Pieper and Mary Smith Pieper. He married Linda Cowan on January 11, 1974 at the Cowan family farm north of Abingdon.
Charles is survived by his loving wife, Linda; two sons, Joe Edward (and Ginny) Pieper and Jake William (and Charity) Pieper all of Abingdon; four grandchildren, Chelsea, Devin, Morgan and Brooklyn, two great-granddaughters, Hadley and Aubrey and one great-grandson on the way, Corbin; one brother, Roy E. Pieper of Berwick; one sister, Patricia A. (and Junior) Bishop of Berwick; and nieces, nephews and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
He grew up in the Berwick area and was an Army veteran. He lived in the Abingdon area most of his adult life. He worked for 30 years at Admiral/Maytag, retiring in 2002. He was a bus driver for Abingdon/Avon Unit District 276. He was a member of First Assembly of God in Abingdon and served as a Trustee, Deacon and church bus driver. His hobbies included woodworking, fishing, hunting, cooking, reading, and spending time on Facebook. He enjoyed being Santa Claus (with the real beard) and spoiling his great-grandkids.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at First Assembly of God in Abingdon. Rev. Russ Witkowski will officiate. Burial with Military Rites will be in the Abingdon Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Abingdon Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God in Abingdon. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
First Assembly of God
Abingdon IL 61410