Charles Straub

Charles Edward Straub

Thursday, December 7th, 1944 - Sunday, December 30th, 2018
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Charles Edward Straub, 74, of Murphysboro, passed away at his residence at 2:36 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2018, in Murphysboro.

Charles was born on December 7, 1944, in Baltimore, Maryland, to Edwin Straub and Hilda (Clemens) Straub.

He had served in the Army Reserves during the mid 60’s.

Charlie enjoyed fishing and hunting and he enjoyed woodworking in his garage.

He married Linda Runge on December 13, 1979, in Murphysboro, and she survives. They were married for thirty nine years.

Other survivors include four daughters Kim Graff, Brandi Bradley, Lillian (Matt) Paepcke, and Peggy (John) Koehler;

one son John (Donna) Straub-Hoffman;

five granddaughters Sarah, Kylie, Madison, Caroline, and Ella;

nine grandsons Kory, Chris (Kristyn), Brandon (Ashley), Zachary (Alex), Kennard, Benjamin, Timothy, Michael, and Scott;

three sisters Charlotte Howard, Susan (Joe) Piazza, and Donna (Will) Gilbert;

one brother Stanley (Kathy) Straub;

a special niece Amber (Jason) Berry and her children Abigail and Cody Grammer;

several beloved nieces and nephews;

and his faithful dog Allie.

He was preceded in death by one grandson, one sister, one brother in law, and his parents.

His body will be cremated and a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2019, at Pettett Funeral Home, with Rev. Charles Allen officiating. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to Hospice of Southern Illinois, Inc. For more information, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
    Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
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  • Service

    Friday, January 4th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 4th, 2019 11:00am
    Memorial Service at Pettett Funeral Home
    1418 South St.
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Charles Allen


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Sending lots of love in your time of grief
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Posted at 05:43pm

My sincere condolences for the Family. May you find comfort knowing that we have a Loving God who is ready to give comfort and heal those with a broken heart, Psalm 147:3


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Posted at 10:27am
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