CHARLEY WILLIAM MORNEWEG
Johnston City–Charley William Morneweg 89, of Johnston City, passed away on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 6:27 P.M. at the Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Services will be held at 1:00 P.M., Saturday June 18, 2011, at the Murman & Wilson Funeral Home in Johnston City with Chad Harlan officiating. Burial will be in the Lakeview Cemetery in Johnston City with graveside military rites conducted by the Marion V.F.W., American Legion, and Illinois Army National Guard. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the First Church of God in Marion. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Charley was born on July 9, 1921 in Johnston City, the forth child of Conrad and Mary (Baumgaertner) Morneweg. He married Bonnie Lee (Sine) in Hernando, MS on June 20, 1954. They were married for 55 years. She preceded him in death on October 27, 2009
Charley was raised in Johnston City and he honorably served in the Coast Guard during WWII. He worked for Dolly Madison where he had a cake route. He purchased a pool hall/sporting good store that he later moved to the corner of Grand and Broadway which was a sporting goods/florist shop that he shared with his wife until retirement. He was a member of the First Church of God of Marion.
He is survived by one daughter, Leah M. Kent and husband Gary W. of Marion; two sons, Bruce C. Morneweg of Johnston City and Brian L. Morneweg of Johnston City; four grandchildren, Bryce M. Williams, Ashlee N. Perkins, Matthew W. Kent, and Mary E. Gidcumb; thirteen great grandchildren, Sydney Williams, Elaina Williams, Makennah Short, Ethan Perkins, Aiden Morneweg, Dustin Kent, Andrew Kent, Ryan Kent, Sean Kent, Kaitlin Dawson, Kaylee Gidcumb, Paige Gidcumb, and Peter Campo; one sister, Lucille Mitchell of Jonesboro; one niece and four nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one sister, Pauline Miller; one brother, Fred Morneweg; and two nephews.