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Roger Glasper
Charles Fisk Jr.


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Charles Ernest Fisk Jr.

Charles Ernest Fisk, Jr., 86, passed away on Friday, morning, August 12, 2022 at his home in Granite City, Illinois. He was born October 28, 1935, in North Venice, Illinois, to the late Charles Ernest Fisk, Sr. and Alma Marie (Couch) Fisk.

He married Mary Margaret “Peggy” Peach on January 28, 1956, and they recently shared their 66th anniversary together.

Charlie worked for National Auto Parts in Granite City. He began working at Granite City Steel in May 1955, holding various jobs as a pipefitter, millwright, working for the lab in the hot strip, then the North Plant Lab as a DMQC contour tester #6 Galvanizer, leading to the position as a Crew Coordinator in March 1995. He retired from National Steel on January 1, 1998.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons and two daughters-in-law, Michael and DeAnna Fisk of Pontoon Beach, James and Barb Fisk of Brighton and William Fisk of Granite City; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Rindy Fisk, Christopher Fisk, Jason and Stacy Fisk, Stacie and Kevin Perigo, Jamie Fisk, Crystal and Robert Schone, William and Tiffany Fisk, Jr. and Jennifer and Jonathon Hardwick; thirteen great grandchildren, Azriel Fisk, Jaxson Fisk, Raegan Barton, Taylor Oehlecker, Hannah Perigo, Kaitlynn Perigo, Chastity Schone, Bobbie Jean Schone, Lillyanna Schone, ReAnna Fisk, Joel Hernandez, Shae Lindsey and Taylor Lindsey; a great granddaughter expected in October; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Marion and Marge Fisk and Bryce and Juanita Fisk; two sisters, Ruth Swain and Carol Sullivan; two sisters-in-law, Thelma Fisk and Barbara Ann Pereira; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Fisk.

Per his wishes, no services will be held. Cremation services provided by Irwin Chapel in Granite City, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. https://www.irwinchapel.com/obituaries/Charles--E-Fisk-Jr?obId=25596076#/obituaryInfo

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at the funeral home web site.

Courtesy of Irwin Chapel

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Roger Glasper

Roger Glasper was born on April 6, 1955 to Allen and Amanda Glasper in Saint Louis, Missouri. Roger peacefully transitioned on Sunday, August 7, 2022, surrounded by his loved ones. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Roger, also known as “G-Man”, was baptized and served as a Deacon at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Madison, Illinois.

Roger was educated in the Madison School System and graduated High School in 1973 with honors. Roger played football, baseball, basketball, and he participated in the band. He also attended Sanford Brown College. He was employed with Nestle’, Monsanto, Illinois Secretary of State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Division, and Mallinckrodt.

Roger was united in Holy Matrimony with Ramona Washington, and to this union one son, Roger Emmanuel, was born. Roger was a devoted husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend. Roger was an avid golfer and BBQ pitmaster. He also was a coach for Joe Willie Roberts Youth Club. Roger coached football, baseball, and basketball. He also served as a role model impacting the lives of our community’s youth. Roger had a huge impact on the lives of youth he interacted with as coach.

Roger will be sadly missed by his loved ones and friends. Roger’s memory and legacy will be cherished by: his wife, Ramona; son, Roger Emmanuel; brothers Allen, Wilbert (Gussie), Lawrence (Lee), Vernell (Bernadette), Ronald (Dollaree), and Dwayne Patrick; sister, Lindy Glasper-Jackson; sisters-in-law, Deborah (Leonard) Reeves and Yolanda (Frederick) Williams; nieces and nephews, Terra, Tisha, Tia, Wilbert D., Jason, Rebecca, Rachael (Edgar), Mandy, George, Shannon, Jayden, Ramona (Eric), Dereck (Camille), and Frederick; god-children, Jim and Dwight (Britney); aunts and uncles, Gladys Glasper, Opal (Chester) Acklin, Reginald (Regina), Edythe, Monica (Gerald), Eddie, Phillip, NoKomas (Gloria), and Tecumshea (Kathleen); and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss him dearly.

Visitation was on Friday, August 12, at Officer Funeral Home, 2114 Missouri Ave., East St. Louis, IL, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The funeral services were held on Saturday, August 13, at 11 a.m. at the Friendship Baptist Church, 301 Meredocia St., Venice.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at the funeral home web site.

Courtesy of Officer Funeral Home

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