Charles A. "Chuck" Stevens (78) of Teutopolis

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Published on December 11 2012 4:14 pm

Charles (Chuck) A. Stevens, 78, of Teutopolis, passed away at 12:17 p.m. Dec. 112012 at his home, surrounded by his family, after a long battle with cancer.

A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis, with burial following at St. Francis cemetery. A visitation is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec 16, with a wake service immediately following at the church in Teutopolis. Services are in care of Hall Funeral Chapel in Effingham. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Father Paul Habing or Catholic Charities. Condolences may be left online at www.hallfuneralchapel.com.

Charles was born August 17, 1934, in Maywood, IL, the son of Charles and Helen (Lappe) Stevens. He attended both Franciscan and Benedictine seminaries before graduating from St. Phillip High School in Chicago. Charles attended DePaul University and served in the U.S. Air Force. Charles married Martha (Habing) Stevens on June 15, 1957. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Teutopolis. He founded Stevens Industries in 1956, and remained as president until 1998. The Stevens family extends heartfelt gratitude to the past and present employees for their loyalty and dedication over the years.

Charles is survived by his wife, Martha of Teutopolis; son, Tim of Teutopolis; son, Kevin of Effingham; son, Tony (Cindy) of Teutopolis; daughter Lisa (Larry) Heisler of Columbia, SC; daughter Nancy (Donald) Martin of Chesterfield, MO; son, Jonathan of Chicago; daughter, Laura (Troy) Hardiek of Effingham; daughter-in-law Brenda Stevens of Teutopolis; two sisters, Delores Bailey of Elmhurst, IL, and Audrey Kirby of Virginia Beach, VA. He is also survived by twenty grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Charles is preceded in death by his father, Charles; mother, Helen; sister, Peggy Stevens; mother-in-law Betty Habing; father-in-law John Habing.