OBITUARY

Charles M. Gasparovich

January 7, 1922March 2, 2018

Charles M. Gasparovich, age 96, of West Peoria, passed away Friday, March 2, 2018 at 10:18 a.m. at Farmington Country Manor in Farmington. He was born Jan. 7, 1922 in Farmington to Steve and Helen (Budisalich) Gasparovich. He married Angela Forbes on Sep. 19, 1942 in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Peoria. She passed away on June 22, 2009 in Peoria. He was also preceded in death by his parents, eight brothers and three sisters. Survivors include one daughter, Andrea O’Donovan of Valparaiso, IN, three grandsons: Timothy, Michael, and Paul, one sister, Helen Gray of Farmington, and numerous nieces and nephews. Charles was a WWII Army veteran, serving in Europe with the 63rd Infantry HQ Company as a Staff Sargent. Following his time in the military he worked for Bird Farm, and later he was a Chef at Jumers Castle Lodge where he became famous for his hot cinnamon rolls. He was a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church and the Bartonville American Legion. Charles was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. A funeral mass will be Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in West Peoria. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the church. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in West Peoria with military honors. Memorials may be made to his church or the American Cancer Society. You may view Charles’s obituary online at www.davison-fulton.com

  • FAMILY

  • Steve Gasparovich, Father
  • Helen (Budisalich) Gasparovich, Mother
  • Angela Forbes, Wife
  • ~ eight, Brothers
  • ~ three, Sisters
  • Andrea O'Donovan, Daughter
  • Timothy, Michael, and Paul, Grandsons
  • Helen Gray, Sister
  • Charles is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Mark's Catholic Church
  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, March 7, 2018
REMEMBERING

Charles M. Gasparovich

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Connie Gasparovich

March 6, 2018

Memories are made of times we treasure.
The times you came to Farmington to go hunting & fishing with my Dad and Mike.
The times you made us laugh when dad would tell the story of you making all the noise when you got into the aluminum boat, and Dad said "might as well leave, we won't catch any fish here now."
The times you and Mike would laugh when there was fish or game to be cleaned and my Dad would say "I'll go get us some beer," knowing you guys would have it done by the time he returned.
The times you came out and we went to Canton to practice the drivers test route before taking your drivers exam.
So little space for all the family memories that I cherish.
Rest in peace Uncle Charlie, and know that I will miss that Gasparovich grin you had for us everyday when we visited you just down the road at FCM.
P.S. Tell Mom and Dad I miss them.

Mike Dunbar

March 6, 2018

Memories so many where does one begin? Wading in creeks for bait, sitting in boat all night on the Spoon River, sitting around the camp fire or just remembering the sounds of beagles chasing that rabbit. Memories or was it drinking that cup of coffee whether at home or at Farmington Country Manor and telling those stories over and over because we loved those times so much. Memories that I will miss but never forget because they are in my heart forever. Rest In Peace old friend until we can do it all over again.

Jane Janovetz Menk

March 6, 2018

A full, rich life filled with memories. Sorry for your loss, Andrea and family.

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