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In Memory

Chuck Walbaum

 

Charles Walbaum 

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Charles R.

Walbaum

PENSACOLA - Charles R. Walbaum, 44, of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Springfield, passed away at 5:40 p.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Charles was born on August 9, 1967 in Springfield, the son of Robert C. and Anita P. Walbaum. Charles was a lifelong Episcopalian. He was baptized and confirmed at Christ Church in Springfield and attended St. Christopher's Church in Pensacola.

Charles graduated from Springfield High School in 1985 and earned his bachelor's degree in Political Science at the University of Illinois, where he was president of the Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity. He attended graduate school at Louisiana State University, and worked as an artist in New Orleans for a few years after graduation. He later moved to Pensacola, Florida where he lived for 15 years. Charles enjoyed cooking and gardening. He was always kind and caring and never critical of others. He had a brilliant, inquisitive mind with remarkable knowledge on a wide range of subjects.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, G. Crum and Mary T. Walbaum, and George H. and Corinne W. Parent.

He is survived by his parents, Robert and Anita, of Springfield; partner, Troy Biles of Pensacola, Florida; brother, John (wife, Margot Cowan) of Chicago; two aunts; and several cousins.

Visitation: Family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 2477 West Washington Street, Springfield.

Funeral Ceremony: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 3, 2011 at St. John's Lutheran Church, with Pastor Greg Busboom officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Plains Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, Charles R. Walbaum Memorial Fund, 205 South Fifth Street, Suite 930, Springfield, Illinois 62701.

The family of Charles Walbaum is being served by Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 South Sixth Street, Springfield.

Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.