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Charles "Chuck" Entas

December 28, 1951 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Charles "Chuck" Entas Obituary

Charles “Chuck” E. Entas, 71, of Kewanee, died Wednesday, December 27, 2023, at his home. Chuck was born December 28, 1951, in Kewanee, the son of Anton J. and Rosemary F. (DeRoo) Entas. Chuck obtained his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois, majoring in English. He married Nancy Fisher; she preceded him in death in February 2011. He married Carol L. Andris in Kewanee, on September 9, 2017; she survives.

Chuck is also survived by his step children, Scott (Asya) Fisher, Gene (Amanda) DeValkenaere, Carrie (Ky) Shaw; grandchildren, Matthew, Erin, and Cara Fisher, Ayden and Cooper DeValkenaere, Alexander and Austin Shaw; brother, Tom (Diana) Entas; sisters, Beth (David) Bisschop, Ann (Marty) Stodgel; nieces and nephews, Angela (John) Schnibben, April (Chris) Woods, RoseMarie (Ian) Behringer, Martin (Amanda) Stodgel; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Nancy Fisher.

Chuck served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam war; he was stationed on Guam and was on the crash rescue team. Chuck was a member of the Kewanee Elks Lodge, #724; Hook and Bullet; and the Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church. Chuck worked as an electrician and manager for LES in Wyoming, IL. He was also a lifelong farmer. He enjoyed wildflowers, bees, fruit trees; Chuck enjoyed nature. He enjoyed going west, especially to South Dakota. He enjoyed classical music and woodworking. During his younger years he enjoyed snowmobiling and fishing. Chuck was a jokester. He especially loved spending time with his family.

Visitation will be from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Tuesday, January 2, 2023, at Golnick-Schueneman Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am, Wednesday, January 3, 2023, at the Holy Trinity Polish National Catholic Church. Father John Cramer will officiate. Military Rites will be accorded by the Kewanee Veterans Council. A private family burial will be at a later date at Pleasant View Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Society or Heifer International. Please leave an online condolence for Chuck’s family at www.golnickschuenemanfh.com.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 2, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Golnick-Schueneman Funeral Home
219 E Second Street
Kewanee, IL 61443

Funeral Mass
Wednesday
January 3, 2024

11:00 AM
Holy Trinity Parish Polish National Catholic Church
716 N Tremont
Kewanee, IL 61443

Donations

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

Heifer International
1 World Ave, Little Rock AR 72202
Web: https://www.heifer.org/give/donate-monthly.html

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