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Charles J. Totterer

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BLOOMINGTON — Charles J. Totterer, 94, Bloomington, died Friday (June 16, 2006) at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington.

His funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with Fr. Ric Schneider officiating. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church one hour before services. Kibler-Smith Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

Charles was born April 6, 1912, in Bloomington, the son of Anton Totterer and Rosa Szabo. He married Dorothy L. Lockenvitz on June 5, 1937, in Bloomington.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy L. Totterer, Bloomington; three daughters, Nancy (David) Davenport, Gravois Mills, Mo.; and Doris Totterer and Diana Totterer, both of Normal; two grandsons; three great-grandchildren; two granddaughters-in-law; and two sisters, Eva Rediger, Normal, and Ann Merrick, Flanagan.

He was preceded in death by five brothers and two sisters.

He worked as a candy maker at Beich's Candy Factory for 48 years, retiring in 1975. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. He enjoyed gardening, fishing, wood carving and oil painting.

He was a loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by his family.

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