Karl H. Fuchs, 89, of Farmersville, died on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at the Villas of Holly Brook in Springfield.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Farmersville. Additional visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of services, at 11 a.m, on Monday, Feb. 10, at the church, with Rev. Michael Strong officiating. Burial will be at Rovey Cemetery. Bramley Funeral Home in Divernon is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mr. Fuchs was born on April 15, 1930, in Farmersville, to George and Anna Doht Fuchs.He married Earlene Moody on Jan. 7, 1951, in Farmersville, she preceded him in death on Dec. 28, 2010. Mr. Fuchs served in the Air National Guard from 1951 to 1957, and served in the U.S. Air Force on active duty from 1951 to 1952.
He retired from the State of Illinois in 1991. Mr. Fuchs was a member and caretaker at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (LCMS). He was Farmersville’s Citizen of the Year in 2018.
Mr. Fuchs is survived by his children, Dean (Mary Jane) Fuchs, Cheryl (Roger) Riney and Kim (Bill) Getchel; nine grandchildren, Carrie (Matt) Buchannan, Greta (Jered) Frankel, Kristy (Greg) Hammann, Shannon (Brian) Swierczek, Ben (April) Truebe, Kelly (Dustin) Brown, Jerrod (Emily) Fuchs, Adam (Annie) Truebe and Ashton Fuchs; fifteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Mildred Brockmeyer; one brother-in-law, Tom Thompson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife; sister, Elva Thompson; and son-in-law, Rex Truebe.
Memorials may be made to Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (LCMS) or the Farmersville Library. Condolences may be left online at www.bramleyfh.com.