May 18, 2022
Charles Steven "Chuck" Baima, 85, of Gillespie, Ill., died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Thursday, May 12, 2022. He was born Dec. 9, 1936, in St. Louis, Mo., to Louis and Isabelle (Miller) Baima.
He served in the U.S. army from 1956 to 1958. He was the owner/operator for Baima Distributing from 1965 to 2015. Charles was a member of the Italian American Club, CFU Lodge 217 and Mt. Olive VFW. He played bocce and Koniak's and bowled in Gillespie and Mt. Olive.
He is survived by his children, Elise Sherman of Gillespie, Jason (companion, Melanie Bauer) Baima of Los Angeles, Calif.,...