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Jan. 17, 2005
LINCOLN -- Charles Edward
Pegram, 73, a lifelong Lincoln resident, died Friday, Jan. 14,
2005, at 11:56 p.m. in the emergency room at Abraham Lincoln
His funeral will be at 3 p.m.
Tuesday at Peasley Funeral Home. Dr. Tom Ewald of Lincoln
Christian College and Seminary will officiate. Visitation will
be two hours prior to the service.
Burial will be in Union
Mr. Pegram was the owner of
Pegram Oil Company and from 1966 to 1991 served as the road
commissioner of East Lincoln Township. His wish was to be
remembered for being responsible for paving 50 miles of
country roads in the township.
He served in the U.S. Army
from 1951 to 1953.
He was born Oct. 31, 1931, to
Thomas McConnell Pegram and Ruth Keys Pegram. He married
Marilyn Madigan on June 19, 1955.
He is survived by his wife;
three daughters, Julia (and Mark) Gerardot of Lincoln, Dr.
Lori Pegram of Bloomington and Elizabeth Leake of Sycamore;
one son, Dan (and Susan and) Pegram, on the Pegram farm; six
grandchildren, Jarrod Gerardot, Luke Gerardot, Evan Leake,
Georgia Leake, Devin Pegram and Sam Pegram; and two brothers,
Alan of Mount Pulaski and Rick of Tucson, Ariz.
He was a proud member of the
American Truck Historical Society and the Land of Lincoln
Antique Tractor Club.
His passion for history made
him an avid reader. He loved Irish music, good food and
telling one of "Grandpa's stories." In retirement, he and his
wife of almost 50 years loved to watch the birds in their
yard, the deer at Madigan State Park, and the eagles and
tugboats along the Illinois River.
He graduated from Lincoln High
School and attended Lincoln College.
Memorials may be made to the
Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln.
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