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1944 Charles 2022

Charles Louthan

November 17, 1944 — February 9, 2022

Chuck was born on November 17th, 1944 in Mattoon, Illinois to Howard and LaDon Louthan. He graduated from Neoga High School in 1962, then earned his associates degree and graduated from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, as a dental technician. He proudly served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Chuck owned his own Dental Laboratory for almost 50 years, building his business from the very bottom, up. He met Patricia White in 1985 and they married in 1987. Chuck had a passion for cars. From new "vets" to the antique models, he loved them all. He belonged to the Vintage Times Street Rod Club in Springfield, Illinois and The Vintage Vehicles of Sun City, Arizona. He also enjoyed RZR Riding in the deserts of Arizona with friends. In addition to car clubs, Chuck was also a member of the Sangamo Surf Club and the National Street Rod Association where he completed safety inspections. Chuck adored his dear wife Patty. For almost 35 years they have been inseparable. One of the most cherished gifts he gave to his daughters was the model of a solid, loving, and compassionate marriage. Throughout the trials and tribulations of life, they stood strong, together, sharing their love for each other, their love for their daughters, and their love for their seven grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Patty; his daughters Jennifer Hopfinger (Chris) and Alison Buettner (Brad); his grandchildren Lucas, Kaitlyn, Payton, Wyatt, Blake, Jordyn, Emelia; and 4 siblings Evelyn Augenstein (Kenton), Jim Louthan (Janice), Tom Louthan (April) and Betty Jean Myers (Bill). Following a private family viewing, there will be a "Celebration of Life" at Vintage Vehicles of Sun City, 10411 West Grand Avenue, Sun City Arizona on Monday, February 14th from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Final burial will be held on a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois with full military honors. If you wish to make a memorial in Chuck's name, it may be made to the Gary Sinise Foundation, P.O. Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365.
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Monday, February 14, 2022

1:30 - 3:30 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Illinois

5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield, IL 62707

Final burial will be held at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois with full military honors.

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