Charles Marion Griswold

July 30, 1933 ~ August 6, 2022 (age 89)


Charles Marion Griswold, 89, of Broughton, IL passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at his residence. 

Charles was born on July 30, 1933 in McLeansboro, IL. He was the son of Jewel and Mary (Cantrell) Griswold. Charles married Esther (Essary) Griswold on December 31, 1952 in Bluford, IL. 

He is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, a daughter, MaDonna Joan Griswold of Temple, TX and a son, Robert Vernon Griswold, of San Angelo, TX, four grandchildren, Carrie and Matthew Wiggins of Eldorado, IL, Steve Cordell of Marion, KY, Kelly and Ryan Schable of Kirkland, WA, and Melissa and John Potts of Montgomery, IN, seven great grandchildren, Dillon Wiggins, Lillian Potts, Braden Wiggins, Reeve Potts, Liam Wiggins, Hannah Schable, and Ethan Schable. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Jewel and Mary (Cantrell) Griswold, and two sisters, Helen (Griswold) Starr of Phoenix, AZ and Alice (Griswold) Tedford of McLeansboro, IL.

Charles graduated from McLeansboro High School in 1952. He was then drafted into the United States Army in 1953, during the Korean War, and was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska where he served as an Equipment Engineer at the Ladd Army Airfield. Charles earned the National Defense Service Medal and was honorably discharged in 1956. He worked for Scot Lad/Roundy’s for over 30 years as a mechanic before retiring.

Funeral services for Charles Marion Griswold will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at the Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro with Reverend Gene Garrison officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at Gholson Funeral Home.  Interment will follow the funeral services at New Hickory Hill Cemetery near Broughton with Military Rites provided by the Marion, IL National Guard Honors Team and the Eldorado, IL V.F.W. Post 3479.

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August 10, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Gholson Funeral Home- McLeansboro
500 South Washington St.
McLeansboro, IL 62859

Funeral Service
August 11, 2022

10:00 AM
Gholson Funeral Home- McLeansboro
500 South Washington St.
McLeansboro, IL 62859

Interment following funeral service
August 11, 2022

Hickory Hill Cemetery
Route 1
Broughton, IL 62817

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