Charles F. "Chuck" Keesee, 87, of Palatine, Ill., formerly of Viola, died Sunday, June 15, 2008, in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 18, at Dennison Funeral Home, Viola, with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Burial is at Viola Cemetery, with military rites conducted by Mercer County VFW Post 1571. Memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church, Preemption, or the American Cancer Society. He was born Jan. 20, 1921, in Mound City, Ill., son of Charles Patrick and Esther Olga Brown Keesee. He married Neva Swanson Sept. 5, 1948, in Joliet, Ill. Charles retired from the Rock Island Arsenal after 25 years as a sheet metal worker. He also had worked at Oscar Mayer in Davenport and at the Drivers License Facility in Aledo. Mr. Keesee served in the Army/Army Air Corp in World War II. Charles loved to read and enjoyed traveling. He attended St. John's Episcopal Church in Preemption. Survivors include his wife, Neva Keesee, Palatine; two daughters (and spouses), Carmen Miller, Rolling Meadows, Renee (John) Bradford, Plano, Texas; one son (and spouse), Roger (Linda) Keesee, Richardson, Texas; grandchildren, Brett, Jaci and Bradley Miller, Jessica and Ben Bradford, Jill and Patrick Ellis and Mike Keesee. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Ralph Keesee.