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Charles "Chuck" Wayne Bolton

November 30, 1931 ~ June 4, 2022 (age 90)


Charles Wayne Bolton (also known as Chuck), age 90, of Hinsdale and Downers Grove, died June 4, 2022, beloved husband of Elizabeth (Libby) for 60 years, loving father to Ellen and Jill, loving grandfather to Amy, Elizabeth (Travis), Jeffrey (Emily), Rebecca (Mike), and Christina. A native of Missouri, Charles was the 9th child of James and Gertrude Bolton of Mindenmines. Charles attended Pittsburg State University, earning a degree in Education. After graduating, Charles volunteered for the Army and served in counterintelligence in South Korea and Japan during the Korean War. On returning to the US, Charles returned to Pittsburg State University, where he earned his Masters Degree in Administration.  Charles worked as a teacher in Oak Park, IL, until becoming Principal in Midlothian, IL.  He was then hired as the opening administrator for Brook Forest School in Oak Brook, IL.  He retired as Principal of Butler Middle School in Oak Brook. After retiring, his love of flowers led him to work at Hinsdale Flower Shop, where he worked for many years.  Family was of utmost importance to Charles. He enjoyed planning, cooking and entertaining large groups and family gatherings, where he was known for his gourmet cooking.  He is predeceased by his parents and 8 older siblings. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Adolf Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St, Willowbrook, IL, on Monday, June 20, 4:00-8:00 pm. A funeral church service will be held on Tuesday, June 21 at 10:00 am at All Saints Anglican Church, 131 E. Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL.  The burial will immediately follow the church service at Clarendon Hills Cemetery in Darien. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or to All Saints Anglican Church, 131 Boughton Rd, Bolingbrook, IL  60440.  

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June 20, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook, IL 60527
7000 S Madison St.
Willowbrook, Illinois 60527

Funeral Service
June 21, 2022

10:00 AM
All Saints Anglican Church
131 Boughton Rd
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Interment following funeral service
June 21, 2022

Clarendon Hills Cemetery
6901 S. Cass Ave
Darien, Il 60559

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