Charles W. Auld, 93, of Nashville, formerly of Oakdale, died Oct. 24, 2013, in his home.
He was born Feb. 20, 1920, in Oakdale, a son to Ward J. and Elizabeth Jane Auld (Piper).
He was married to Pearl Auld for more than 67 years; she survives him.
Mr. Auld was a proud veteran, having served in the European Theater during World War II as a radio operator with the military police of the 82nd Battalion 518th regiment of U.S. Army.
On Dec. 26, 1945, he married Pearl Boyle in Oakdale. He was a farmer and a teacher, having taught first in the one-room Gravel Hill School north of Coulterville, followed by teaching at the Prest School, Tilden, and then at the Nashville Grade School, retiring after 35 years.
He was a member of the Oakdale Parade Committee, Farm Bureau, Illinois Retired Teachers Association, past board member of the Oakdale Consolidated School and a member of the building committee for the current Oakdale School. He was a regional board member for the Southern Illinois Area on Aging. He was a member of the John C. Atchison American Legion Post 110, Nashville.
Mr. Auld was a lifelong member of the Oakdale Reformed Presbyterian Church, and he was a regular attendee at the Elkton Church, Elkton. The most notable highlight in his life was his love for family and friends, sharing smiles and stories.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Ronald (Cindy) Auld of Nashville, and Veron Auld of Oakdale; three daughters, Rosalee (Larry) Boreup of Nashville, Pamela (Allen) Jacobs of Waterloo, and Sara (Patrick) Fahrmann of St. Louis; one brother, Paul (Phyllis) Auld of Hot Springs, Ark.; one brother-in-law, Lloyd Patton of Nashville; a son-in-law, Wayne Collmeyer of Waterloo; 10 grandchildren, Rebecca (Patrick) Wiese of Scottville, Mich., Heather Boreup of Hopkins, Mich., Eric (Amanda) Boreup of Anna, Jennifer (Mason) Boyer of Middletown, Christina (Joe) Gibson-Cipfl of Belleville, Andrea (Wesley) Kuergeleis of Waterloo, Matthew (Lori) Collmeyer of Waterloo, Andrew (Mindy) Collmeyer of Hays, Kan., Olivia Fahrmann of St. Louis, and Benjamin Fahrmann of St. Louis; 17 great-grandchildren, Autumn Wiese, Hunter Wiese, Reagan Wiese, Hayden Carter, Ava Boreup, Paxton Boreup, Nolan Boyer, Wyatt Boyer, Owen Boyer, Addison, Claire and Chase Gibson, Jack Cipfl, Noah Heinemann, Sydney Kuergeleis, Jensyn and Avery Collmeyer, and Max and Chloe Collmeyer; and several dear nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Collmeyer; one sister, Margaret Patton; and a brother, William Auld.
Visitation was Oct. 27-28, at Oakdale United Presbyterian Church, Oakdale.
Funeral services were Oct. 28, at the church, Ron Mazander and Reverend John Campbell officiating.
Interment followed at Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, with military graveside rites provided by John C. Atchison American Legion Post 110, Nashville.
Memorials may be made to Elkton Union Church or Oakdale Cemetery.
Pyatt Funeral Home, Oakdale, handled the arrangements.