Charles Chalon Towle

 November 29, 2017

BENTON, Ill. — Charles Chalon Towle, 90, passed away November 29, 2017.

Services were held December 1 in Benton, Illinois.

Charles was born May 30, 1927, to Chalon Towle and Carrie (Booten) Towle. He graduated from Benton Township High School in 1946. After graduating, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served with Occupation Forces in Japan. In 1948, he moved to Davenport, where he worked for J.I. Case until his retirement in 1978. While living in Davenport, he was an active member of Grace United Methodist Church.

After his retirement, he returned to Benton where he married his wife, Pat. He was a long-time member of the Benton Lions Club, serving several terms as president and secretary. He was also a member of First Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Towle; sister, Julia Gostowski; daughters, Kathy Meier and Marcia (Jerry) Ludden, Davenport, Pam (Dale) Irvin, Benton; sons, David (Karla) Towle, Cedar Falls, and Mike (Elaine) Prowell, Monroe, Georgia; grandchildren, Michelle (Matt) Cowell, Cory Meier, Josef (Berkleigh) Lawler, Ryan (Emily) Unger, Alison (Brandon) Anthis, John Greer, Breen (Dillon) Greer and Ian Greer; and great-grandchildren, Graden and Liam Cowell, Mason and Vada Unger, Payton and Alaina Anthis, and Ava and Jonas Lawler.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Benton, Illinois, or the Benton/West City Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry.

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