Charles A. “Charley” Grapperhaus

  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Visitation Location
    St. Dominic Catholic Church, Breese
  • Service Date
    Tuesday, February 20, 2018
  • Service Time
    1:00 p.m.
  • Service Location
    St. Dominic Catholic Church
  • Full Obituary

    Charles A. “Charley” Grapperhaus, age 65, of Breese, IL, died Thursday, February 15, 2018 at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in O’Fallon, IL.


    Charley was born August 20, 1952 in Breese, IL, to the late Arnold and Jeanette, nee Gehrs, Grapperhaus.  On June 24, 1978, he married Beth Vander Pluym at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese, IL.


    Charley is survived by his wife; children, Cole (Beth Dunphy) Grapperhaus of Breese and Katie (Dave) Morris of St. Peters, MO; grandchildren, Jordan and Jackson Grapperhaus and Harper Morris; siblings, Betty (Bob) Vollmer of Highland, Shirley (Charles) Schlarman of Breese, Pat (Jerry) Voss of Breese, Robert (Linda) Grapperhaus of Schattuc, David (Bonnie) Grapperhaus of Carlyle, Dan (Janet) Grapperhaus of Nashville, Joe (Kellie) Grapperhaus of Patoka, Gary (Debbie) Grapperhaus of Carlyle, and Pam (Todd) Loddeke of Breese; sisters-in-law Mary (Chad) Roberts of Salem and Teresa Jansen of Breese; and numerous nieces and nephews.


    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Robert “Bob” and Ardele, nee Lager, Vander Pluym.


    Charley retired in 2009 from Chrysler Company, where he served as an auto assembler, and was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church.  He enjoyed landscaping, painting, riding motorcycles, cooking, and especially cherished time spent with his family.


    Visitation will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese.


    Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Patrick Peter and Deacon Linus Klostermann presiding.


    Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice and will be received at the funeral home.

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