Charles E. Mordacq
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.
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Dear Mordacq Family, I am so sorry for this sad time, but I want you to know that Charlie Mordacq was one of the "good guys" in life. I never personally met Charlie, but I know this because of the things I heard about him from Shirley and Jimmy. I felt that I knew him, too. Keep God in your heart. He will comfort you, and give you the blessing of spending eternity with Him and your loved ones in Heaven. Your friend, Cathy DeNeal
Charlie, you were such a joy to know and to be around! I will never the conversations that we had. I know you are in a better place now and that you are happy. I will never forget you.
Dear Grandpa, I know you are in heaven now by Grandma's side watching over me and protecting me. It's hard to think that now I have two special guardian angels protecting me, but God knows I need it. The thought of you being gone is just now starting to sink in and really hit me. I can't even look around without being reminded of you in some way. It's spring now, your favorite season, and I look at the lilacs outside dad's house and can't help but shed a tear at the thought of you and Grandma. The loss of you in my life has caused a plethora of memories to come to me and I would like to share my favorite ones so people can understand my sorrow. Here's to the days I would sit in class eager for the day to be over so you and grandma would pick me and Sis up from school. Here's to the nights I would sit at your dinner table eating meatloaf and cottage cheese while watching Wheel of Fortune. Here's to the Saturday afternoons we would spend together waiting to go to church. Here's to the daily exercise of walking to the mailbox together. Here's to the Saturday mornings I would ride in the car with you to keep you company so when you dropped Grandma off at her hair appointment you wouldn't be alone on the ride back. Here's to the Sunday mornings you got up early and made waffles and bacon for your favorite twin granddaughters. Here's to the nights of my childhood that my sister and I would spend sandwiched between you and Grandma while dozing off into dreams. Here's to the summer days I would watch you feed the fish in your ponds because Grandma always wanted someone looking after you. Here's to the afternoons I would always, on cue, make you check your blood sugar. Here's to the times I would knock on your front door and automatically hear "Margie, look who it is, the Gold Dust Twins!" Here's to the times I will never forget. To others they may seem petty, but for me run forever deep in my mind. These are my memories I will never let go of. I love you Grandpa Charlie.
Carol, Pat ,Jim & John...... It wasn't long ago that Charley & I had a mom & dad and 2 brothers. Since we weren't put on this earth to stay (we are just passing through) one by one they left us to spend eternity with God. Charley & I used to kid each other - who would be next - he or I. He was sure it would be me and I knew it would be him. As time went on, and he went to St. Joe's to live, I couldn't kid with him any more, I knew I was going to be left behind. Goodbye Charley, watch over me until we meet again. Love from your sister, Shirley.
stacy wasson posted on 4/10/12
Shirley, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care. Let me know if I can do anything.