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Charles E. Ozee, formerly of Shawneetown

  • Charles E. Ozee

    Charles E. Ozee

updated: 8/8/2019 2:55 PM

Charles E. Ozee, 80, of Braceville, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at Heritage Health in Dwight.

He was born June 15, 1939 in Shawneetown to the late William and Martha (nee Roberts) Ozee. He married Carolyn Ziegler on June 1, 1963 in Joliet. He served in the U.S. Army from 1963 until 1965 and retired from Caterpillar in Joliet.

Charles enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. Christmas was always his favorite time of year, from cutting down the tree to all the decorations.

Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Ozee; son, Chuck (Christina) Ozee; grandchildren, Gabrielle, Abigail, Jacob and Christopher Ozee, all of Braceville; brother, Jim (Cleona) Ozee of Omaha; sisters, Betty Lampert of Eldorado and Eva Ewen of Pontiac; sister-in-law, Suzette Ozee of Equality; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his brother, Leonard Ozee and brothers-in-law Bob Ewen and Odie Lampert.

The funeral service will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019 at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory in Braidwood, with Pastor Karen Fabian officiating.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or Braceville Fire Department.

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