Charles “Chuck” Brainard, 83, of Lincoln, IL, passed away on 5 October 2018 in Springfield, IL while in ICU at Memorial Medical Center.


A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, 12 October 2018 at Lincoln Christian Church with Ron Otto officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service also at the church. Arrangements are by Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.


Chuck was born in Princeton, IL to Ted and Ruth Brainard on 22 February 1935. He went to school in Princeton and is a 1963 graduate of Southern Illinois University. He has been married to Carol Anne (Hoffmann) for 59 years. He has worked a wide variety of jobs, including the owner of Lincoln Skateland from 1972 to 1979 and most recently retired from Eaton Corp in 2008. He was a US Air Force veteran of the early cold war era from 1954 to 1957. 


Chuck is preceded in death by his father and mother. 


Chuck is survived by his wife, Carol Anne; his son Charles E. (Sherry) Brainard, daughter Laurie E. (Lynnwood) Armstrong, daughter Linda L. (Tim) Jamison, daughter Susan J. (Shawn) Conver, son David A. (Amber) Brainard; his sister Linda Bickett; his grandchildren Brian and Katharine Brainard, Elizabeth (Trever) Nolte, Dorothy Maddan, Derek and Dallas Conver, Matthew (Andrea) Armstrong, Megan Armstrong, Rhett, Ryan, and Allyson Jamison; he has 5 great-grandchildren.


Memorials may be given to Lincoln Christian Church for youth choir programs (, Harvest of Talents (, or the Honor Flight Network ( The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the entire ICU team at Memorial Medical Center and to the ministry team at Lincoln Christian Church for their tireless work and support in this difficult time.

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