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Charles Cato,

November 13, 1944 — February 17, 2017

Eureka- Charles "Charlie" Cline Cato, Jr., 72, of Eureka, IL passed away at 1:30p.m. on Friday February 17, 2017 at his residence.

He was born on November 13, 1944 in Herrin, IL a son of Charles Cline Sr. and Nina Louise Casali Cato. He married Dixie Lynn Fetters on July 24, 1965 in Eureka. She passed away on October 11, 1990.

Survivors include two daughters, Dawn (Stephen) Kupfer of Roanoke; Melissa (Jeff)Andrews of Eureka; one sister, Elaine Dildine of Westchester, IL; one brother, Ron (June) Cato of Eureka; grandchildren, Dillon"JD" Andrews, Colton Andrews, Lee Kupfer, Jordan Andrews, Dixie Kupfer, Zach Kupfer; numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Charlie worked at Hyster Company in Peoria as a tool & die man until 1977. He later worked at AO Smith Harvester in Eureka until it closed in 1984. Charlie then owned and operated Cato Automotive in Eureka until his retirement in 1994.

He was a loving husband, father, brother, and a wonderful grandfather. He had a love of hunting, fishing and camping. Charlie's best times he had with his family were camping along the Mackinaw River. He was quite a story teller, it seems he had a story for every situation. He will be remembered for his kind generosity and warm heart. He never knew a stranger. There wasn't a day that he didn't ask about his family. He will be deeply missed by all of us. Charlie, your daffodils are coming up.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Rev. Ron Martz will officiate. Visitation will be two hours prior to the funeral service on Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Olio Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to The American Lung Association. Online tributes and condolences may be made at


FEB 23. 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (CST)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

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FEB 23. 11:30 AM (CST)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

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