Charles Fredrick Hire, age 84, of Peoria, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2022 at his home.
Charles was born on August 26, 1938 in Peoria, Illinois to Chester F. and Nola M. (Starkey) Hire. He married Linda Faulkner in 1966.
Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Linda; his daughter, Julie (Kevin) Koch of Chillicothe, IL; his grandson, Nathan Ray Koch; and his brother, Donald (Phyllis) Hire of Poynette, WI. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Ashford Bruce “Bud” Hire.
Charles served in the U.S. Army. He then was a machinist for Caterpillar for 32 years before retiring in 1994. Charles and Linda were the first class of First Responders for Oak Run in Dahinda. He was a board member of the Williamsfield Fire Department and was a liaison between the Williamsfield Fire Department and Oak Run First Responders. He was also an avid Chicago Bears fan and he loved playing golf in his later years.