Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Charles Arthur Elbertson

Charles Arthur Elberson, 80, died on Monday, October 13, 2014 at his residence in Springfield. He was born on October 8, 1934, in Pana, the son of Arthur Fay and Euna Corley Elberson. He married Mary C. Houghton on May 6, 1972, in Springfield.

Chuck was a member of Real Life Church where he was proud to serve as an usher. Chuck retired from Springfield School District 186 where Mr. Chuck was known to buy Pepsis for his helpers at Wilcox School. A prolific woodworker, he followed NASCAR driver Bill Elliot, Kasey Khane, and the Chicago Cubs. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Albert Elberson; and two sisters, Harriett Schrame and Fannie Betzold. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elberson of Springfield; son, Charles Rob (Nichole) Elberson of Springfield and his children, Alaina, Alec, and Eli; daughter, Pam Huffstodt of Princeton, Ill., and her daughters, Christina and Michele; stepdaughter, Peggy Fowler of Lawrence, Kan., and her children, Madison and Malcom; seven great- grandchildren; and his beloved, Rottweiler Kasey.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at Real Life Church, 2700 Hermitage Road in Springfield. Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, October 24, 2014, at Real Life Church with Pastor Rick Hector officiating. Inurnment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to Real Life Church Building Fund, Adopt-a-Pet in Benld.
Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St., Springfield, IL 62702, is in charge of arrangements. Visit our online obituary at

Published in The State Journal-Register from Oct. 22 to Oct. 23, 2014