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Charles Pegram       Send a link to a friend

Archived 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 Memorial Hospital.

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 Cemetery.

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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