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Charles A. Raes

April 3, 1945 ~ May 27, 2022 (age 77)


Charles A. Raes, age 77, of Monmouth, Illinois and formerly of the Yorkwood area, passed away at 9:03 am on May 27, 2022 at the Farmington Village Nursing and Rehab in Farmington, Illinois. Charles was born on April 3, 1945 in Geneseo, Illinois and is the son of Oscar O. and Margaret Van Holderbeck Raes. He was raised in Illinois City, Illinois where he attended local schools and attended and graduated from Yorkwood High School with the class of 1963. After his schooling Charles served the United States of America in the Army, where he was a E Specialist, and served in Viet Nam. After returning from service Charles was employed as a professional driver and drove for Munson Transportation in Monmouth and later for Pyles Trucking in Goodfield, Illinois. He is a former member of the Little York Lions Club. He also loved to go hunting and fishing. 
Charles is survived by three sons, David Raes and Shawna of Grand Junction, Colorado, Tony Raes of London Mills, Illinois,  and Nicholas Raes of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He is also survived by his brothers, Eugene Raes and Judy of Monmouth, Illinois and A.J. Raes and Julie of Hopedale, Illinois.  A number of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives are also surviving. Charles is preceded in his death by his parents, and two brothers, Edward Raes and Walter Raes.  

A funeral service is planned by his family at 11:00 am on Friday June 3, 2022 at Turnbull Funeral Home in Monmouth, Illinois. His family plans to gather at Turnbulls prior to the service for a time of visitation. Interment with military honors is planned following his service at the Monmouth Cemetery Military Section. A memorial fund is being established for the J. W. Clendenin Post 2301 and the Marion B. Fletcher Post 136 honor guard. To leave a remembrance or for more information please visit

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Funeral Service
June 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Turnbull Funeral Homes
301 South Main St.
Monmouth, IL 61462

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