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Charles E Rubarts
December 23, 1950 ~ August 18, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Charles "Charlie" E. Rubarts, 72, of Champaign, IL passed away on Friday, August 18, 2023 at his home surrounded by his family. Charlie was born on December 23, 1950 in Urbana, Illinois, the son of Hollis and Eula (Delk) Rubarts.
Charlie graduated from Rantoul High School in 1969. Charlie served in the Army 1970-1971. He worked for OSF for 40 years. He was the definition of cool and always looked good. Besides his good looks, he had a passion for reading and American history. Reading about the wild west was his absolute favorite. Often seen wearing a cowboy hat, Charlie was a modern day cowboy. When he wasn’t reading, you could find him cruising in his Mustang or hitting the road in his truck to his favorite place on earth, Yellowstone National Park. He loved nature and the great outdoors.
Lastly, and more importantly, Charlie loved to get down and have a good time. He had a deep passion for music and singing to friends, family, or anyone lucky enough to hear and see him perform. He cherished all the special moments spent with his loved ones and he knew how to brighten every room he entered.
Charles is survived by his wife, Marsha (Osterbur) Rubarts; two kids, Marisa (Craig) Osterbur of Colorado and Ethan Rubarts of Chicago; one step-daughter, Lindsey (Dusty) Block of Tolono, IL; one sister, Lily (Wendell) Watson of Ludlow, IL; one brother Jerry Rubarts of Rantoul. He loved being a Grandpa to his granddaughter, Maya Osterbur and Papa to his step-grand kids, Tanner and Riley Block. Last, but not least, his beloved Schnauzer, Marlie who was always by his side.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Frances Bermingham, and two brothers, James and Phil Rubarts.
A special thank you to the caring nurses and doctors at Carle Foundation Hospital and Transitions Hospice.
A Graveside Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday at Elmwood Cemetery, Rantoul.
Visitation will be from 5 - 7 on Tuesday evening at Lux Memorial Chapel, 1551 East Grove, Rantoul.