Charles E. Lands
Feb. 14, 1936 – July 13, 2019
Born Feb. 14, 1936 in Equality, IL, he was the son of John E. and Wilma H. (Joyner) Lands.
Charles and the former Joyce Franklin were married Nov. 5, 1977. She passed away Nov. 17, 2016.
He started as a boilermaker for Local #363 in 1970 and retired in 1998
Survivors include three daughters, Christy (Art) Andrews of Bethalto, Patricia (Dante) Ikerman of East Alton, and Lisa (Tom) Hastetter of Evansville, IN; 16 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and three sisters, Helen Fulks of Alton, Barbara Reiske of Cottage Hills, and Sharlotte (Fred) Bryant, of Rosewood Heights.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; three sons, Barry, Jerry, and Thomas Lands; and a sister, Shirley Dilback.
Charles made a gift of his body to Washington University School of Medicine.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life at New Witness Fellowship Church in Meadowbrook from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, July 19, 2019.
Professional services were entrusted to Paynic Home for Funerals, with an online guestbook available at www.paynicfh.com