Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel

2115 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN


Charles S Burggrabe

October 13, 1926June 15, 2020

Charles Syll Burggrabe, 93, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2020 in Evansville, Indiana. He was born to the late Charles Joseph and Marie Burggrabe in 1926.

He graduated from Central High School and served in the U.S. Army, 82nd ABN Division during WWII as a Paratrooper. He worked at Swift & Co. and also Alcoa before he served our country in the Army Reserve as Vehicle Shop Foreman until his retirement after 34 years of military service.

He was a loving father, grandfather and great grandfather and the rock of our family. He was a pilot and enjoyed volunteering for the American Legion, Meals on Wheels and the American Red Cross during his retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife Alyena in 1996 and his second wife Catherine in 2010 and his sisters, Mary Jo Reyman, Dorothy Hunt, Marie Tate and Betty Hunt.

He is survived by his daughters, Patricia DeVoy (Tony), Donna Hansen (Bob) and his son Charles Burggrabe, grandchildren, Walt, Shellie, Leigh Anne and Nicole and great grandchildren, Theo, Paxton, Ava and Jack and nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 19, 2020 at Alexander East Chapel, with military rites conducted by the American Legion Kapperman Post 44. Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Legion Eugene Pate Post 265.

Condolences may be made online at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com


  • Visitation

    Friday, June 19, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, June 19, 2020


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Sandra Button

June 20, 2020

My thoughts and tears are with you all with the loss of this very special person. Though I, a picky eater, was a bit scared of him at mealtime as a child (like my own father!), he was always gentle to me and as he grew older became only more special. I enjoyed going to Covert Street anytime I was anywhere near and both your parents were always so welcoming. You were so lucky to have him so much of your lives. Brenda and I lost our fathers so young, and mom's too., Thank you for sharing yours!

Sharon (Hunsaker) Barber

June 18, 2020

Donna, Patricia, and Charles Shellie, so very sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. He lived his life serving others through his service to our country and then his volunteer work serving others in your community in his retirement years. What a legacy he leaves behind. May he Rest In Peace. Blessings to you at this difficult time. Fondly, your cousin Sharon

Melissa Hurley

June 17, 2020

I was so sorry to read of Chuck’s passing. Not sure if you remember me, but we were neighbors on Covert Avenue many years ago. —the Spacy’s.
I have been cleaning his teeth for the past 25 years. I always enjoyed his appointments. We would reminisce about the old neighborhood- not quite the same as it was- and he would catch me up on the family. He will be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Melissa Spacy Hurley