Charles F. Kimmel

<p style="line-height: 150%;" class="MsoNormalCxSpFirst"><strong style=""><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 150%;">Mr. Charles F. “Bud, Rabbit” Kimmel, age 83 of Carterville, formerly of Wolf Lake, passed away at 3:10 a.m. Sunday, December 19, 2010 at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born December 18, 1927 in Wolf Lake, the 12<sup>th</sup> child of Clarence S. and Pearlie Lindsey Kimmel. He married Maurine S. Smith on December 15, 1950 in Jonesboro, this year celebrating 60 years of marriage.</span></strong></p>

<p style="text-indent: 0.5in; line-height: 150%;" class="MsoNormalCxSpMiddle"><strong style=""><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 150%;">Charles is survived by his wife, Maurine of Carterville; one daughter, Linda (Ken) Palmer of Houston, TX.; four grandchildren, Elissa Johnson of Minneapolis, MN., Kyle Johnson of Carterville, Jonathan and Lindsey Palmer of Houston, TX.; three sisters, Lorraine Judd and Ruth Smith of Franklin, TN., Beatrice Sensmeier of Mansfield, OH.; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Nancy Johnson; seven brothers, Harold Quinton in infancy, Bill, Alfred, Cyril, Cyrus, John Howard and Frances who was killed in W.W. II; two sisters, Mina Abernathy and Daisy Long.</span></strong></p>

<p style="line-height: 150%;" class="MsoNormal"><strong style=""><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 150%;"><span style="">           </span> Charles was a member of the International Association of Bridge, Structural and Ornamental Iron Worker’s Labor Local Union No. 595, AFL-CIO, SEIU Labor Local, and served as President of the OCA Local No. 7581 for 18 years.<span style=""> </span> Charles also served four years as a Quartermaster Signalman in the U. S. Navy from 1945 to 1949 aboard the U.S.S. Jason and the U.S.S. Navasota in the South Pacific.<span style=""> </span></span></strong></p>

<p style="text-indent: 0.5in; line-height: 150%;" class="MsoNormal"><strong style=""><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 150%;">He was a life-long member of Galilee Baptist Church at Wolf Lake, Illinois.<span style=""> </span> He served in many roles including Sunday School Superintendent and Sunday school Teacher, and always volunteered to serve in whatever role was needed.<span style=""> </span> He was a faithful member who served until he became to ill.<span style=""> </span> Charles always enjoyed taking part in the activities of his family, spent many years farming in Wolf Lake, and he never met a stranger.<span style=""> </span> He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.<span style=""> </span></span></strong></p>

<p style="text-indent: 0.5in; line-height: 150%;" class="MsoNormal"><strong style=""><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 150%;">Funeral Services for Mr. Charles F. “Bud, Rabbit” Kimmel will be held at 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Raymond Oxford officiating. Interment will be in the Anna Cemetery with</span> military honors at the graveside by the Carroll P. Foster Post #3455 of the VFW in Anna and the Illinois National Guard Honor Team in Marion.</strong> <strong style=""><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 150%;">Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. and until the funeral hour on Wednesday. Memorial contributions may be made to the M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital in Houston, Texas. Envelopes will be available at the Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna.</span></strong></p>

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