Charles H. Breese

December 7, 1925May 10, 2018

Charles H. Breese, 92, of Springfield, passed away on May 10, 2018 at his residence. He was born on December 7, 1925 in Fayette County, Illinois to Henry E. and Cora A. Storm Breese. Charles married Betty J. McDonald in Springfield on April 10, 1949 and she survives.

Mr. Breese is also survived by three children: Charles Alan (Glory) Breese of Downey, Idaho, Patricia Louise Chase of Springfield and Kenneth Earl (Patricia) Breese of Weiser, Idaho, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren with one on the way, two sisters: Jean Ackroyd and Iris (Jim) Wasser as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother and four sisters.

Charles was a US Navy Veteran serving in World War II and fought in the Battle of Okinawa. While attending college in Los Angeles he was selected as a fraud agent for the IRS and enjoyed a twenty five year career. After retiring from the US Government Charles went to work for several attorneys as an Expert Consultant in defending their clients against the IRS. He was a Life member of the DAV as well as a member of the Knights of Columbus and Christ the King Parish.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:30am on Friday May 18, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1930 Barberry Dr. and a graveside service will follow at 2:00pm at Camp Butler National Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 4:00pm until 7:00pm Thursday May 17, at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road. Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charity Food Bank or to Mission Outreach and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at


  • Catholic Charity Food Bank
  • Mission Outreach


  • Visitation Thursday, May 17, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Friday, May 18, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, May 18, 2018

Charles H. Breese

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Tom and Jeanette Curran

June 7, 2018

Charlie was an important part of St. Kieran Church community when you lived here. He served faithfully and was always
cheerful and kind. We missed you both when you moved away. One of our personal fond memories was when you handed
us a brochure from the Passion Play in Eureka Springs, AR. We spent a couple of days there the following year with our little
dog and stayed in the motel next to the entrance. It was wonderful and we wouldn't have known about it at all if it wasn't for
May the Lord console you Betty in your grief and may those around you be kind and helpful as time goes on.
Love and prayers from Tom and Jeanette

Beverly Fagg

May 14, 2018

Aunt Betty, My heart and soul are with you and Uncle Charlie on this sad, sad day. We lost such an amazing man. I'll never forget either of you, wanting to take me in as your own. will love you both forever.