Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home & Cemetery

11333 South Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL


Charles E Pronger

May 22, 1933November 28, 2019

Charles Emery Pronger, age 86, of Blue Island, IL passed away peacefully on November 28, 2019 with his loving family at his side.

Charles is the loving husband of fifty six years to Janina (nee Wallace) Pronger, devoted son to the late Emery and Bessie Pronger, beloved father to Andrew Pronger, Michael (Tiffany) Cozzi, and Thomas Golub; proud grandfather to Madelynn, Michael Jr., Charles, Abram, Bradley, Koty, Liam, Emery, and Haylee; cherished brother to the late Noel (the late Ellamae) Pronger, Rose Bourgeois, and Maredith (Richard) Bartle; honored Godfather to Stacy (Ron) Hagan.

Charles honorably served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and then re-enlisted in the United States Air Force. He and his wife opened their hearts and home to many foster children for years. He was a faithful member of Christ Memorial United Church of Christ in Blue Island, and a member of the American Legion Post #50 of Blue Island. Charles was known as the "Dog Whisperer" at the Blue Island Bark Park.

Visitation will be Friday, December 6, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home (11300 S. Central Ave; Oak Lawn, IL 60453) and again on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 10:00 am until the time of his funeral at 11:00 am at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home. He will be laid to rest in Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made towards CaringPatriots.org or Christ Memorial United Church of Christ


  • Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Funeral Services Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, December 7, 2019


Charles E Pronger

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Jim Rose

November 30, 2019

Uncle Chuck,
I'll always remember your laugh, your cigarettes rolled up in your shirt sleeve, your watch on the side of your wrist and your smile. Watch out for those other guys up there when they deal you in again in buck euchre. They're gonna be out to getcha. We love you and miss you already...Save us a seat at the table. Jim & Terri Rose