Charles D. Bryan

December 16, 1931July 23, 2013
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Charles D. Bryan, 81, of Mountain Home, Arkansas, born, December 16, 1931, in East St. Louis, Illinois, passed away, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in Arkansas.

Charlie was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, in Arkansas. He proudly served his country in the United States Army, serving in South Korea during the Korean Conflict. He retired from the Continental Can Company in St. Louis, Missouri. He enjoyed music and in his early years played guitar. After retirement and moving to Mountain Home, Arkansas, he became a serious fisherman. He also enjoyed hunting and woodworking.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Margarette T. Bryan, nee Hochstatter; his parents, Claude and Josephine, nee Figi, Bryan; and two sisters, Erma Bruno and Florence Pool.

He is survived by his second wife, Barbara Bryan, nee Martin; his children, David Bryan, Susan Brotherton, Josephine Schurnman, Patricia (Brad) Hillman, and Robin (Ron) Ward; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren, siblings, Mary Ellen Woodward, Grace Wolf, Evelyn Steffan, Claude Bryan, Jr, Josephine (Don) Ballard, Carrol (John) Stahlman, Aaron(Ruby) Bryan, Marlene “Susie” (Julius) Magyar, and Victor (Norma) Bryan; a brother-in-law, Edgar Pool; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Memorials are appreciated to the donor’s choice. Condolences may also be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2013, at the funeral home, with Dr. Jim Kerr officiating. Interment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 26, 2013

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Susan Bryan

August 2, 2013

Dad, how do I say goodbye? You have been my rock and strength keeping me steady when I feel shaken. You and Mom taught me as a child but molded me into the strong independent woman I am. You and Mom taught me to be honest, hardworking, and trusting in the goodness of others. You and Mom taught me that family supported each other during the hard times and that family stayed together no matter what. Well Dad in honor of you and Mom's teachings I will stay by all of my family even though not all of them have stood by your children. Until we meet again Dad, I will keep You and Mom in my heart.

Linda Albertson

July 26, 2013

Please give David a hug for me. Deepest sympathy.

Berta Nicholson

July 25, 2013

Robin you are in my prayers... Berta aka momma :)

Diane Mineau

July 25, 2013

Patti and Brad,
Our thoughts are with you as you move through this time of sadness and loss. We wish we could be there with you for hugs but will hold onto them until you return. Our hearts are heavy for you but we rejoice in the promise God gives each one of us that believes in Him. Love, Diane and Mike

Barb Guzman

July 25, 2013

I am sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. May God give you comfort in your precious memories.

Whitney Foley

July 25, 2013

My Deepest sympathy to you and your family. I will keep you all in my prayers. As God will keep you all in the palm of his hands.

Mauree White

July 25, 2013

During your time of bereavement I send prayers for you and your family for peace and comfort in knowing that your dad has no more pain and is in the arms of God. God bless and keep you!

Kathy Bozyk

July 25, 2013

There's one thing I'll remember most about Uncle Charlie...he had eyes that smiled bigger and brighter than the grin on his face. Love you Uncle will be sorely missed!!!
My condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with all who loved him.

Eneatha "Nea" Secrest

July 25, 2013

So sorry for your loss, we will be praying for God to comfort and sustain now and in the days to come.

carrol stahlman

July 25, 2013

My Dear Family especially Charlies chilren and wife Barbara. Charles loved the Lord and his life showed this. You are a great brother!