Private funeral services will be held. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Champaign.
Charles was born November 18, 1926 in Champaign, a son of William and Esther Casad. He married Betty Appl on March 2, 1947 in Champaign. They enjoyed 63 years of a close and happy marriage until her passing January 3, 2011.
Survivors include: two sons, Larry E. Casad of Urbana and James R. (Janis) Casad of Wisconsin Dells, WI; one daughter Vicky L. (Rex) Apperson of Urbana; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Charles was a graduate of Champaign High School. He worked for Eisner Bakery for 37 years.
He was a long-time member of University Place Christian Church in Champaign where he served as a deacon. He was a member of Antique Study Group, Piatt County Museum and the Champaign County Historical Society. He helped with the History Books of Champaign and Urbana.
He was a WWII Veteran serving in the Navy. He enjoyed antiques and was an avid train collector.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy is handling arrangements (www.morganmemorialhome.com).