OBITUARY

Charlotte and Luther Harper

August 25, 1942October 1, 2021
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Charlotte M. Harper, age 74, of Apple River, Illinois passed away on Thursday September 23, 2021. Luther C. Harper, Sr. age 79, of Apple River, Illinois passed away on Friday October 1, 2021. Two of most loving, selfless people who we call mom and dad left us and took their journey to heaven. Luke and Char were married 50 years on September 24, 2021, they are still spending eternity together. Luke and Char worked all their lives, never caring about all the fancy wants in life, it was more important to them, to give their love and make sure everyone around them had what they needed. The love, time and kindness they gave others will live on forever. Luke and Char enjoyed each other and family. They enjoyed their life in Apple River raising cattle and chickens. Luke and Char are predeceased by their parents, daughter Dawn Harper, son Robert Horsley and many siblings. Survivors include son Luke (Cynthia) Harper, Jr.; daughters Mary Chandler and Tammy (James) Blue; nine grandchildren: Luke Harper, John Chandler, Brandon Chandler, Don Huenefeld, Amanda Fermanich, Jimmy Lewis, Addison Horsley, Madilynn Horsley and Michaela Rogers; five great-grandchildren: Aubree Chandler, Trenten Chandler, Jaxen Chandler, Owen Rogers and Noah Rogers; sister Linda (Lewis) Barker; many nieces and nephews.

Please join us in celebrating Luke and Char’s life on Thursday October 14, 2021 with a visitation from 1 – 2 PM followed by memorial services at 2:00 PM. Inurnment will follow at Willwood Cemetery. Advantage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Donations for burial expenses, please visit gofundme.com and search Luke and Char Harper.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.advantagerockford.com for the Harper family.

Services

  • Visitation for Charlotte and Luther

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

  • Memorial Service to Celebrate Charlotte and Luther's Life

    Thursday, October 14, 2021

Memories

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Linda & Louie Barker

October 11, 2021

We loved her, our sister Char
We loved him, our brother Luke
They were meant to be.

She was his happy ending
He was her happy ending
They were a good couple
Honest and true.

Now that they are gone from this earth
We will celebrate their lives by never forgetting the good things they have done and the happiness they brought to everyone. ❤

Michaela Rogers

October 11, 2021

Passing the torch. I remember being a little kid going with Grandpa to the factory that he worked and watched out the window of the office as he ran machines. I was so excited because I was able to play in his office like I was somebody. :) Once, you grow up though the purity of being a little kid gets passed on to your kids and we hope that they will someday have fond memories to look back on from their childhood. Grandpa use to drive us around in his green ford truck and let us ride in the back, we were such dare devils back then and I use to sit and watch old westerns with him. my love for them to this day has never changed. Grandma was trying to get Grandpa to take Noah in this photo. It was such a sweet moment that I will never forget. Love always, Michaela

Michaela Rogers

October 11, 2021

Char was so excited to meet her Great Grandson Noah Nathaniel Rogers from her Granddaughter Michaela and her husband Jim. She beamed with joy being able to see him and her other great grandson Owen. She Rocked him, and kissed him, even told me i better get another blanket on that baby. :) Grandma was always watching out for us kiddos so, did grandpa. They will always be loved and deeply missed

Joan Jenson

October 6, 2021

I was honored to work with Luke at Aeromotors in Browntown. I so enjoyed some of the talks we had. Luke was a man of few words. He said it like it was, direct and simple. He often spoke of his little farm and how he loved it there. Luke was a great listener and gave me some very important words of advice which I took to heart and acted on. He shared some of family stories and how much he loved his family. He would do anything for them. Rest in peace Luke and Char.
Joan Jenson

Tamera Kellems (Sturz)

October 6, 2021

Back in the 80'S when I was married to Char's youngest brother, Jesse, we all lived in Davis Junction. Whenever we had a snowstorm, we'd all gather at Char and Luke's for a big snowday. Good memories and alot of fun.

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