Charles Eugene Karner, 69, of Elgin went home to meet the Lord July 31, 2008. Born in Geneva, Illinois on April 18, 1939, he was the son of George Karner and Emily (nee Lange) Karner.

Chuck was a graduate of St. Edward Catholic High School; in addition, he attended DeVry Tech in Wheaton. He was also a 41 year member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Elgin, and a member of the Elgin Country Club. He worked as a cement finisher for many years and worked his way to foreman and superintendent. Chuck will be remembered as a wonderful friend to hundreds of people and an icon and teacher to his children.

Chuck is preceded in death by his father, George Karner, mother Emily (nee Lange) Karner, daughter Karen Lynn Karner, and many friends.

He is survived by: his loving wife Cheryl (Olsen) Karner; three daughters, Lesa Karner-Lemcke (Rusty), Luann Karner-Sipple (Karl), Candice Karner-Bryer (Ray), one son Charles Eugene Karner (Karen); eight grand-children, Alexandrea, Karl Jr., Rebecca, Vivian, Alexander, Charles III, Jordan, Alaina and many, many friends.

Visitation will be held Friday August 8, 2008 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm at O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home, located at 364 Division Street in Elgin. The funeral service will be held Saturday August 9, 2008 at 11:00am at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 357 Division Street in Elgin, with Pastor Olin Sletto officiating. For more information, please call (847) 741-1400.

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