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Ridge Funeral Home

6620 West Archer Ave, Chicago, IL

OBITUARY

Charlane A Gagner-Benker

October 13, 1948July 23, 2020

After a hard-fought battle, Charlane A. Gagner of Chicago received her wings on July 23, 2020 at the age of 71. She leaves behind three sisters and 13 nieces and nephews.

Char was born October 13, 1948 in Chicago, IL to Thomas Gagner and Lois Gagner (Letten), who both proceeded her.

As a lifelong Chicagoan, Char worked in many customer service roles in her career. An avid sports fan, Char loved watching football and hockey always cheering for her favorite teams the Seattle Seahawks and the Chicago Blackhawks. She was a devoted โ€œauntieโ€ to all of her nieces and nephews.

Char is survived by her sisters, Susan, Lynna and LuAnn (Flores), brother in law Francisco Flores, nieces Cheryl (Yarbrough), Dawn (Sherman), Amanda (Frystak), nephew Ethan (Flores), great nephews, Brandon (Yarbrough), Kyle (Yarbrough), William (Frystak), Wyatt (Frystak) and great niece Nellie (Frystak) as well as great-great niece Ariana (Yarbrough) and great-great nephews Brandon Ayden (Yarbrough), Austyn (Yarbrough), Amir (Yarbrough) and Armani (Yarbrough). Loving friends, Maggie Polley, Danielle Cancel and many others.

Visitation Wednesday July 29, 2020, from 10:00 am until time of Service 1:00 pm at Ridge Funeral Home, (Edward A. Tylka, Manager/Director), 6620 W Archer Ave, Chicago, IL 60638. Interment at Fairmont Willow Hills Cemetery in Willow Spring, IL.

In consideration of the safety of our guests and associates, Ridge Funeral Home will adhere to the current gathering restrictions in the state of Illinois, which allows 50 or fewer guests at a time. Proper social distancing must be practiced and all guests will be required to wear face masks at all times. Thank You for your cooperation. Info: 773-586-7900.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ridgefh.com for the Gagner

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Memories

Charlane A Gagner-Benker

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Christina Agnello

July 30, 2020

Good bye, my lovely friend.

Thank you for all of your kindness, warmth, and generosity. I hope you are at peace. Wherever you are, please know you are loved and will be missed. Thank for the Blackhawks games and delicious rice pudding.

With love,

Christina Agnello

Danielle Agnello

July 29, 2020

I am sorry to hear about the loss of Charlane. During the brief time I had spent around her I knew she was a sweet person. I heard nothing but good stories about her from others. My thoughts are with her loved ones during this time.

-Danielle Agnello

Lynna Gagner

July 29, 2020

Hi Char, Today we all gathered around you to say goodbye. No matter how it hurts us we all love you I want you to know that. It was a sad day what a happy day because we know you're in a better place and you have no more pain. Okay big sis that's all I have to say. Till we see each other again will always love and miss you. ๐Ÿ’—โค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’›

Susan Jochemczyk

July 28, 2020

My favorite times with my Sister were sitting in the yard doing laundry , and eating our favorite coffee cake chocolate chip and drinking our favorite drinks Love You And You Will be missed.

Maggie Polley

July 26, 2020

Rest well my sweet friend! I met you when I was 19 and kept you close to me all of these years later. You were so funny. You had me laughing all the time. I will miss you endlessly. Rest well up there. No more pain, no more hospitals, no more poking of needles. Watch over us. I will watch over Lynna. I love you my โ€œChar dogโ€!

JEANNE ALTMAN

July 26, 2020

Dear Susan, Lynna, LuAnn and all of your families, Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of Char. I was not as close with her as LuAnn and Lynna but I knew her enough to know she was a beautiful person whom will be missed greatly by many. I hope that you find peace and strength in the Lord through these hard times, and eventually be able to smile and laugh reminiscing about the wonderful memories that you shared. May God Bless you all.
With Love ,
Jeanne Altman (Sansone) and Family

Lynna Gagner

July 25, 2020

Char I well miss you so much. We had arguments over the years but you will always be my big sister and I will always love you. I tried my best to take care of you no matter how hard it was for me to make the decisions I had to for your health . All your pain, stress and confusion is over now. You're happy now with Mom and Dad. Nothing but bright Skies and no pain ahead of you. Till we see each other again I will always love and miss you I hope you were proud of me till the end. RIP big sister Charlane

Dawn Sherman

July 24, 2020

We had our ups and downs but I have many good memories of you... You were the only one who would give me aspirin for my sick feet!!! I am so grateful that I talked to you several times when you were in the rehab center. I pray that the last time I called that you knew it was me... You were not able to talk but I got to tell you loved you... Fly with the angels...

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