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Charles Wesley Pollnow

June 22, 1966 June 1, 2019
Charles Wesley Pollnow
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Charles Wesley Pollnow, age 52, passed away on Saturday June 1, 2019. He was born on June 22, 1966 in Belvidere, IL, the son of John Pollnow and Judith (Jones) Free. Chuck married Jeannette Anderson on June 4, 1988 in Belvidere, IL. She was the love of his life.

Chuck loved his family, his pets, and music. He wrestled, played football, and swam in high school. He loved football, especially the Bears; he was also learning about the sport of cricket and found it fun to watch. Mostly, he cherished the time he spent with his family and friends, laughing and loving. When he was able, Chuck enjoyed riding his bike, running errands, or just seeing his community. He had an avid fascination with the History Channel and sports.

He epitomized the meaning of strength through adversity. He brought the medical community into awareness of Pyoderma Gangrenosum. He often messaged other sufferers throughout the country who were afflicted with this rare disease. He fought long and hard in his battle against this disease. Special thanks to Marshfield Clinic physicians, UW Health physicians and Agrace Hospice workers who took such special care of him.

Chuck is survived by his wife Jeannette, his daughter Cazzandra (Matt) Blount, his son Jenson (Bethanie), his grandchildren Remus and Raena Pollnow, his father John (Nancy), his sister Paula Culvey, his half-sister Andrea Schiebel, many in-law siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. Special mention to his brother from another mother, Steve Livingston, who has been his friend since childhood and was often his co-conspirator in life.

He is predeceased by his mother Judith (Mickey) Free, paternal grandparents Edward and Lucile Pollnow and maternal grandparents Hilton and Marjorie Jones.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 1-4pm with a service beginning at 2pm at Rivers Edge Recreational Center, located at 1151 W. Locust Street, Belvidere, IL. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Chuck’s name at a later date.

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1:00 PM 6/8/2019 1:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 6/8/2019 4:00:00 PM
Rivers Edge Recreational Center

1151 West Locust Street
Belvidere, Illinois 61008

Rivers Edge Recreational Center
1151 West Locust Street Belvidere 61008 Illinois
United States

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