Charles P. Winn 65 of Granite City passed from this life on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Gateway Regional Medical Center in Granite City. Charles was born on December 7, 1945 in Cairo, IL to Claude W. & Freda (Burnett) Winn. He was a long time fork lift operator and press operator for A.O. Smith & Tower Automotive. During his spare time Charles enjoyed his hobbies of carpentry, woodworking, fishing and being outdoors. He is survived by and will be missed by his wife, Leola L. (Sedabres) Winn, whom he married on November 2, 1964 in Washington Park, IL; sons, Mark Winn of Granite City, Rick Winn of Granite City; daughter, Kimberly & (Lonnie) Smith of Granite City; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters and 4 brothers. He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father, John Burnett; brother, Gene Winn; sister, Carol Sue Winn. Friends may call on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, March 14, 2011 at the funeral home with Mike Winn officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to the family.
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