Charles R. Robbins, 72, of Lacon Illinois, died on November 11, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. Born on June 26, 1949 in Eureka Illinois to the late Raymond and Vera Drennen Robbins, he married Ellen Davis on January 18, 1969 in Lacon.
Charlie was a millwright at the Hennepin steel mill for 42 years retiring in 2006. He was also a member of Peoria Skeet and Trap Club.
Charlie enjoyed the outdoors, duck and deer hunting were his favorite. He shared that love with his son and grandsons. Shooting trap at the kept him sharp for the hunt and wandering around town to keep an eye on Mark and the grandkids honed his tracking skills. He liked maintaining the duck club and spending time with the great grandkids.
Charlie is survived by his wife Ellen at home; son Mark (MaryAnn) Robbins of Lacon; daughter Sheri (Roy) Ford of Lacon; sisters Janet (Ronnie) Dietrich of Marissa, Carol & Betty Robbins of Metamora, Connie(John Hartenbauer) Sullivan of Washburn, Jane Baldwin of Germantown Hills, Becky Koch of Washburn, Fay (Steve) Bachman of Metamora ; grandchildren Brandon Greenwood of Sparland, Ryan (Tasha McKeever) Greenwood of Sparland, Britney (Andrew) Pizano of Malden, Kody Robbins of Lacon, Taylor Hahn of Lacon, Joshua Robbins Great Falls MT, Marrissa Ford of Utica; and great-grandchildren Nollie, Raelynn, Rhylee, Makenna, and Kaedyn.
He was also preceded in death by his sister Linda Lowery and great grandson Brayden Haws.
Visitation will be held Monday, November 15 from 5 to 7 PM at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon. A private scattering of ashes will be held at a later date. Memorials can be made to Peoria Skeet and Trap Youth Program and online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com