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“Entire Crase family,So sorry for your loss, have known family for almost my whole life and still find it difficult to lose loved ones that we will...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Deb Sauka - Friend

“I knew Charlie way back from the early days of cruise night and the car club. Was always a great person and treated everyone who came through his...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Bud & Kathy Pflaume - Freeport, IL

“Some of my fondest memories are Thanksgiving's and Christmas's out at grandpa and grandmas farm when we would all get together and have meals. Chuck...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: John Reimers - Freeport, IL

“R.I.P. Charlie, You were a good person ! You will be missed !! ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Steven Price - Freeport, IL

“Char,So sorry to hear of your brother's passing. Keepprecious memories close to your heart.Pat Knoup KublyMonticello, W. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: patricia kubly

“You will be missed more then you know bro. You will always be in my thoughts and heart. I have love you for 65 1/2 years and more. Rest in peace my...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Sarah Vandeberg - Cedarville, IL

“So very sorry for your loss. Chuck was a wonderful man who will never be forgotten. Prayers to the entire Crase family as you go through this...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Dan & Marsha Lehmann - Lena, IL

“You will be missed more then you know bro. You will always be in my thoughts and heart. I have love you for 65 1/2 years and more. Rest in peace my...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Sarah Vandeberg - Cedarville, IL

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9 of 15 | Posted by: MICHAEL VANDEBERG - Cedarville, IL

“our condolances for all of the family..love Janet and Kayleigh ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: janet orsel - gasselternijveen

“I knew Charlie for 45+ years, first through Dad's Garage in Dakota & Charlie's Scrap Yards, and then later on at the Car Shows and other events. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Alan Lestikow - Friend

“May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.Thinking of you ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Wayne & Cheryl Shenberger

“You will be loved and missed Uncle Charlie (Jerry & Debs son Jason)! ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Jason Wylesky - Family

“Linda and family, so sorry to hear about Charlie's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Bonnie Baal - Acquaintance

“Charlie was a good man and will be missed by many. My condolences to the family ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Joyce Wilson - Friend


FREEPORT – Charles R. Crase, 65, of Baileyville, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 28, 2020 at FHN Memorial Hospital in Freeport. Charlie was born in Freeport on March 31, 1955, the son of Frederick and Thelma (Davis) Crase. He married Linda LaBudde on December 30, 1972 in Forreston. Charlie owned and operated CRB Garage in Freeport for many years. Charlie enjoyed car shows and racing. He especially loved visiting with many long-time friends.

Survivors include his wife Linda of Baileyville; one son, Chris "Bud" (Jamie) Crase of Lake Carroll; one daughter; three sisters, Pat (Ed) Joly, Sarah (Mike) Vandeberg all of Cedarville; and Charlotte (Al) Strong of Baileyville; five brothers, Roger (Lorraine) Crase of Baileyville, Jerry (Deb) Crase of Tennessee, George (Sharon) Crase of Freeport, Bill (Brenda) Crase of Baileyville, and John (Marilyn) Crase of Tennessee; two sister-in-laws, Martha Crase of South Carolina, and Louise Crase of Freeport; one step-brother, Dave Bowser of Texas; two grandsons, Peyton Crase, and Brayden Wierzycki, both of Forreston; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Fred Crase, Gary Crase, and Dennis Crase; and one grandson, Drew Crase.

Due to the new social distancing requirements in place, a drive through viewing for family and friends to pay their final respects to Charlie will be held from 10:00am-12:00pm on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds, 2250 S. Walnut Rd, Freeport, IL 61032. Guests are asked to follow signage in the fairgrounds parking lot and staff directions. Funeral service will follow at 12:00pm, with Pastor Sung-Eun Kim officiating. Burial will conclude at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Special thanks to FHN Memorial Hospital for their exceptional care.