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Charles Zinn

March 18, 1949 — November 28, 2022

Charles William Zinn 73 of Herrin passed away on November 28, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was born in Centralia to Clarence Otis and Dorothy Alice (Tate) Zinn on March 18, 1949. He was a member of Carbondale Community High School Class of 1967. He had medically retired from the construction business. He enjoyed fishing, tinkering, sewing, quilting and teaching his children and grand children life skills. He was known for telling stories, jokes, silly songs, and the nicknames he gave. His greatest treasurer’s in life were the times he spent with his grandchildren. Due to the gift of life he was blessed 27 years ago to receive a donor’s kidney that he pledged to take care of and that allowed us all to enjoy many precious years. Charlie is survived by his wife of Herrin, Kathy Lou (Geilhausen) Zinn of 52 years whom he married June 13, 1970 in the Nazarene Church of Carbondale. He is also survived by daughter and son in law, Stacy Rae (Zinn) and Keith Bonner of Oklahoma, daughter Alison Kay Zinn of Florida, brother and his wife Donald Wayne and Sheila Zinn of Missouri, sister Ellen Kay Zinn of Hurst. Six grandchildren, Kristen Michele Curnutt of Oklahoma, Courtney Nicole and husband Jordan Kyle Dawson of Carterville, Erin Leigh Bonner of Oklahoma, Dalton Paul Troehler and Alisha Rath of Marion, Logan Alyssa Bonner of Texas, Drake Hunter Troehler of Herrin. Five great grandchildren, Aidyn Lee Bonner of Oklahoma, Lillian Skye Rath of Marion, Adam Noel Rath of Marion, Jayden Ann Curnutt of Oklahoma and Oakley Rayne Troehler of Marion. He is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family members. He was proceeded in death by his parents, sister and husband, Judy Rose and Jerry Miller, and nephew Jason A. Stearns. Visitation will be 6-8pm Sunday and the service will be Monday 11am at the Van Natta Funeral Home in Herrin. Burial will be in the the Herrin City Cemetery. A family and friends gathering will be held at Dotty’s in Herrin with food and fellowship upon return from the cemetery. The Zinn family would like to thank the Herrin Hospital family and the Barnes Jewish Hospital family for all their outstanding care, compassion and kindness. Memorial donations can be made to Mid-America Transplant, 5730 Oakland Ave, St Louis, MO 63110 envelopes will be available.
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