Charles E. “Charlie” Mordacq, 85, of Springfield, died at 12:50 am, Monday, April 2, 2012 at Heritage Health. He was born April 7, 1926 in Springfield to Charles and Anna Rimkus Mordacq. He married Margaret M. Flesch on May 15, 1953 and she preceded him in death on April 10, 2009.
Survivors include two daughters, Pat Baska and Carol Ann (Stan) Squires both of Springfield; two sons, John (Michele) Mordacq of Wheaton and James E. (Fiancé Sandra Milliman) Mordacq of Springfield; one grandson; seven granddaughters; one great granddaughter; one sister, Shirley A. Mordacq of Herod, IL and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife and two brothers, Edward John and Eugene Edward.
Charles was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Church of the Little Flower; Knights of Columbus Council 4179 and Carpenters Local 16. He enjoyed playing cards with his church card group and spending time outdoors caring for his gardens. He was an avid fan of the championship St. Louis Cardinals.
He worked as a carpenter for Capital Woodworks, Vredenburgh’s; Barker Lubin and Handy Andy. He also taught carpenter apprenticeship classes.
Visitation: 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 5, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m.
Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 6, 2012 at Staab Funeral Home with Monsignor John Ossola officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans will conduct Military Honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Church of the Little Flower.
Prayer Service at 5:pm