Charles J. Brouch

By on November 15, 2012

Charles J. Brouch, 78, of Sugar Grove, formerly of Aurora, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, at Provena Mercy Center. He was born March 19, 1934, in Aurora to the late John and Louise (Brummel) Brouch.

Charlie was raised and schooled in the Marywood and Pigeon Hill area. He served his country for two years stateside during the Korean conflict.

He worked for Oberweis Dairy as a young man, and later made his career with Illinois Bell/Ameritech, starting as a pole lineman and retiring in 1989. He loved fishing and riding motorcycles.

Survivors include his three sons, Michael (Lorraine) Brouch of Scottsdale, Ariz., James (Christine) Brouch of Naperville, Ill., Joseph Brouch of North Wales, Penn.; one daughter, Cynthia (Jeff) Ford of Oswego, Ill.; and their mother, Donna Brouch of Aurora. He also leaves 10 grandchildren, Christopher (Christine) Brouch, Jacob Brouch, Jack Brouch, Sam Brouch, Nicholas Brouch, Elizabeth Brouch, Emily and Madeleine Brouch, and Jesse and Sara Jarka; one great-granddaughter; brother, Richard (Helen) Brouch of Aurora; sisters, Joan (Paul) Cetto of Phoenix, Ariz., Sister Grace Brouch, O.S.F. of Brazil and Virginia Brouch of Phoenix; special friend, Sharon Lindvall of Sugar Grove; uncle and aunt, Donald and Joan Brummel; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Provena Mercy Center for their extraordinary care of Charlie.

Visitation was held Saturday at Healy Chapel in Sugar Grove. Interment was private.

For information, call (630) 466-1330 or visit to sign the online guestbook.