Charles 'Chike' Archibald


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Posted Online: Jan. 14, 2013, 5:40 pm
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Charles L. "Chike" Archibald, 84, of Moline, died Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Salem Lutheran Church, Moline. Inurnment is at the National Cemetery, Arsenal Island, where military honors will be provided by Moline American Legion Post 246. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church or to a favorite charity.
Charles Lee Archibald was born on Jan. 13, 1929, in Centerville, Iowa, a son of Joseph and Nancy Johnson Archibald. He married Maureen A. Johnson on June 12, 1954, at Salem Lutheran Church.
Chike retired from the Moline Dispatch Publishing Company in 1990, where he had worked as a compositor for 29 years.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean conflict and was awarded a Purple Heart. He served in an honor guard during the peace talks that ended the war. A highlight of his life was going on an Honor Flight in May.
Chike was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Moline. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren, and enjoyed playing golf.
Survivors include his wife, Maureen; daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Brian Flattery, Springfield, Ill.; grandchildren, Daniel, Delaney and Patrick Flattery, Springfield; stepgrandchildren, Joshua (Mindy) Wheatley and Reggie (Heather) Wheatley, Andalusia; stepgreat-grandchildren, Gage, Evie, Whitney, Landon and Chase Wheatley, Andalusia; and brothers, Jim Archibald, Moline, Joe (Sandra) Archibald, Washington, Ill., Richard Archibald, Des Moines, Iowa, and Sidney Archibald, Tupelo, Miss. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kevin "Arch" Archibald in 2011; brothers, Glen, Bert and Paul Archibald; and his sister, Lucille Carter.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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