Charles F. Svihlik, 77, of Forreston, died peacefullyin his home on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.
Charles was born on May 5, 1941 to Frank and Lydia (Barta) Svihlik in Chicago.
He graduated from Proviso East High School in 1959.
Charles married the love of his life, Marianne, on Oct. 28, 1963 in Oak Park.
Their love brought into this world three children, Charles W., Timothy, and Jeannine.
They celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows.
Charles had a great love for the outdoors, trains, building model airplanes, and reading – especially about American history and novels by Dean Koontz and James Patterson.
He worked at Quebecor Printing doing bindery and office copies for many years, retiring in 2004.
Charles is survived by his beloved wife, Marianne; his children, Charles (Terry) Svihlik, Timothy (Jody) Svihlik, and Jeannine (Bob) Nalley; and grandchildren, Jenny, Jarett, Peyton, and Justyne.
Charles was preceded in joining our Heavenly Father by his mother and father.
A visitation will be held on Friday, Jan. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home in Forreston.
Services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 10 a.m. at Burke Tubbs with a visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Graveside prayer will follow at his final resting place at Lightsville Cemetery, rural Leaf River.
A luncheon is to follow at the River Valley Complex, Leaf River, from 11 to 2 p.m.
Sign Charles’ guestbook and share a memory at www.burketubbs.com.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Forreston Fire Protection District or Serenity Hospice and Home.