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NAME Charles E. "Chas" Barsic, age 54, of Maple Park, passed away September 5, 2009 surrounded by the love of his family who cared for him even into his last days after succumbing to cancer. BORN: He was born November 13, 1955 the son of Joseph and Edna "Babs" (Neisendorf) Barsic in Geneva, IL. EARLY YEARS:Chas grew up on County Line Rd. in Maple Park with his parents, two sisters and three brothers. EDUCATION: He attended Maple Park Grade school and graduated from Kaneland High School, where he attended Mid Valley Vocational School for drafting. This education gave him the foundation for his thirty year career at Caterpillar in Montgomery, IL. MARRIAGE: Though Chas was never married, he dedicated himself to his family. If you needed help, he was always there and many can attest to the fact there was no better example of a Good Samaritan. RESIDENTIAL HISTORY: Following his fathers passing, Chas purchased and continued to live in his childhood home. OCCUPATION / WORK HISTORY:He retired as a design engineer from Caterpillar in November of 2003. Chas spent his time living life to the fullest, riding his Yamaha motorcycle nearly every day and spent as much time with his family and his friends as he could. MEMBERSHIPS: He was a faithful member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church just down the street, often helping others as an usher for Mass. LIFE NOTES: Chas had many things in his life he loved though none more precious than his nieces and nephews who brought out the kid in him. When he wasn’t with his family or friends, Chas indulged in his love of flying, piloting his own Cessna for hours at a time. Chas loved high performance vehicles, especially his beloved Acura NSX or his Yamaha motorcycle. In high school Chas was a multi-sport athlete, playing baseball, football and golf, although golf alone survived his path to adulthood. The game of golf not only gave him thirty years of happiness, but success, as evident from his many trophies. He also loved to travel across the countryside visiting many parts of the country, especially the southern and western states. In later years he used his breadth of knowledge and experience to begin designing his own house as well as an experimental airplane. SURVIVORS: He now leaves five siblings:Matt Barsic of Sycamore, Karen (Jim) Morris of Doha, Qatar, Mike (Connie) Koebke Barsic of Madison, WI, Marianne Gemmer of Maple Park, IL and Jim (Brenda) Barsic of Elburn, IL;Eight nieces and nephews:Brian Gemmer of Kaneville, IL, Megan (Brad) Thill of North Aurora, IL, Emily Koebke Barsic of Madison, WI, Paul Koebke Barsic of Madison, WI, David Gander of Madison, WI, Bob Gander of Rochester, MN, Eric Gander of Rochester, MN and Jennifer (Ben) Halverson of Chatfield, MN; Kaitlyn and Kaley Barsic of ElburnAnd a family of friends. PRECEDED:He now joins his parents and one niece Kelsey Barsic who preceded him in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be from 4-7p.m. with a service to follow at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 10, 2009, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL, 60119. Private family interment will follow cremation at a later date. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in his name. Checks may be made to the "Charles Barsic Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.
Visitation will be from 4-7p.m. with a service to follow at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, September 10, 2009, at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, IL, 60119. Private family interment will follow cremation at a later date.
Private family interment will follow cremation at a later date.