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Charles D. "Chuck" Holsinger, 93, of Rockford, passed away on Friday, August 25, 2017. He was born on March 8, 1924 in Red Bluff, Ca, the son of Paul H. and Elsie (Dingley) Holsinger. Charles married Elisabeth "Betty" Hermansen on August 4, 1949 at Moody Memorial Church in Chicago. She predeceased him on September 2, 2010. He served in United States Army during WWII where he was stationed in the Philippines. Charles received a silver star for Valor during his service as a liberation soldier. He was a 1949 graduate of Wheaton College. Charles served as a Missionary in Taiwan. He taught at the Morrison Academy where he was known as "Coachie" to all his students.
He is survived by his children, Charles D. "Ace" (Gwen) Holsinger, Rockford, Janet (Gary) Friesen, Fort Wayne, IN, Robyn (Steve) Ekstrand, Batavia, OH, and Daniel (Marilyn) Holsinger, Stillman Valley; twelve grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Laura McNicol, Hayden, ID and Dorothy Schultz, Upland, IN. Predeceased by his parents; and brothers, Paul and David Holsinger.
Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. This will be a combined memorial for all who have passed away during the last three months at Fairhaven. Burial in Marion National Cemetery, Marion, IN. Memorials may be made to Holsinger-Schultz Memorial Endowed Scholarship at Taylor University, 236 W. Reade Ave., Upland, IN 46989 or Paul (Hap) & Madra Holsinger Mission Scholarship at Wheaton College, 501 College Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187.

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  1. Ray & Lillian Smith

    Chuck has now "Gone Beyond the [earthy] Call of Battle" to a joyful reunion with his Savior and other loved ones. We offer sincere condolences to his extended families as all of us will miss his infectious smile, warm humor, practical wisdom and deep sense of Faith. I suspect his old Football Coach Harv already has his former assistant coach out drilling a new crop of linemen! Speaking of which, now it can be shared, that I successfully recruited Chuckie back in 1970 to return to his college alma mater in the distinguished position of Alumni Director. Before he was scheduled to join us he realized his had unfinished responsibilities with his beloved mission agency which, yes, lasted all the way to retirement decades later! What a guy. See you later, Chuck.

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