George Richard Karcher, 95, a resident of Dahlgren, Illinois, passed away Monday, January 28, 2019 at the Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.
He was born October 27, 1923 in Dahlgren, IL, the son of Albert N. and Mary Louise (Miller) Karcher. George was a United States Army Veteran having served during World War 2 and was the owner and operator of Karcher Grocery in Dahlgren for over 40 years.
George is survived by his daughter, Karen (Mike) Karcher of Dahlgren; three sons: Lee (special friend Oleeta) Karcher of Dahlgren, Jim Karcher of Edgerton, OH and Larry (Rebecca) Karcher of Dahlgren; one brother, Gilbert Karcher of Princeton, IN; and one sister, Wilma Karcher of McLeansboro. Seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Robert Karcher; and his wife, Doris J. Karcher.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church in Dahlgren with Father Slawomir Ptak conducting the Funeral Mass. Visitation will be Friday, February 1, 2019 from 5 to 8 p.m. at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church. He will be laid to rest at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Cemetery in Dahlgren with Graveside Military Honors performed by McLeansboro American Legion Post 106. Memorial donations may be made to the Dahlgren Volunteer Fire Department or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and will be accepted at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church.