On February 17, 2023 Charles Crout passed from the loving care of his family to the eternal loving hands of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Chuck - or Boug, as he was known to his family and those who loved him - was born January 8, 1946 in Harvard, Illinois and was the only son born to his parents, Charles and Bernice Crout, in the middle of 5 sisters. He enjoyed wood working, trains, watching the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears, and reading. He loved his children and spending time with family and friends. As a circumspect and intelligent person, he relished anything that challenged his mind, as a person he possessed a generous spirit and a wonderful, cunning wit. That kind of sense of humor, is what led to what he called "The Curse" being that both Charles Crouts before him ironically and coincidentally also both passed at age 77.
Living in the same community all his life, he was baptized at the Capron United Methodist Church where he maintained a supportive association with the church throughout his life. Chuck graduated from North Boone High School in 1964, served in the US Army from 1965-67, and later graduated from McHenry County College. He began working in the family construction business but later became a journeyman tool and die maker, retiring from Aptar-Cary in 2016 after 19 years of employment. He was a 50 plus year member of Capron Masonic Lodge #575 AF&AM as well as a past master. Additionally, he served several years on the Capron Fire Department, Boone County Fire District #1.
He is survived by his 4 children, Charles (Judy) Crout of Pingree Grove, Illinois,Theresa (Tim Allison) Crout of Riverview, Florida, Todd (Nancy) Ryan of Roscoe, Illinois, and Josh (Jamie) Ryan of Queen Creek, Arizona; 5 grandchildren, Renee (John) Oleson, Tim Ryan, Caryssa Ryan-Teague, Wilhemina Ryan, and Payton & Makenna Ryan; 2 great-grandchildren Isabella and Theodore Oleson; 3 sisters Carolyn (Kenley) Dalberg of Caledonia, Illinois and Nancy Crout-Lovesee and Anita Crout both of Capron. Several nieces, nephews, and cousins also mourn him as well as a maternal uncle, Ralph Peterson, and paternal aunt Sophia Phillips. He is also survived by his 2 former wives, Juanita (Blazer) Lee and Patricia (Kellerman) Ryan.
Preceded in death by his parents Charles W. Crout II and Bernice (Peterson) Crout, son James Ryan, sisters Ruth Mabie and Judy Mathews, nephew Patrick Mabie and great-nephew Alec Mabie, and brother-in-laws Artis Creel and Richard Lovesee.
Services will be February 21, 2023 at Capron United Methodist Church in Capron Illinois with a visitation beginning at 2pm followed by a celebration of life worship service at 3pm, Pastor Jay Shin officiating. A luncheon will be served in the church fellowship hall following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Chuck’s honor to the Capron United Methodist Church.
The family would like to thank the staff of Able Home Health Care and ProMedica Hospice who allowed Chuck to be comfortable and at home during his final days.
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