William "Bill" Chartier, 74, of Salem, Illinois passed away at 10:55 A.M. March 12, 2019 at Doctors Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Salem, Illinois. He was born August 23, 1944 in Newark, New Jersey to the late Frank and Mildred (Reister) Chartier. He married Sandra Downes on October 1, 1998 in Maryland. They were blessed with nearly 19 years of marriage until she preceded him in death in death on June 17, 2017.
Bill is survived by his sister-in-law, Gerry Lusby of Bluford, Illinois, nephew, Todd Lusby of Bluford, Illinois; great niece, Morgan Lusby of Mount Vernon, Illinois; brother, Walley Chartier and wife, Lorane of New Jersey; sister, Betty Ann Chartier of New Jersey; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Mildred (Reister) Chartier, wife, Sandra Downes; two brothers, Frankie Chartier and Joseph Chartier.
Bill proudly served the United States Army. He worked for the Federal Government taking care of research animals. Bill was of the Pentecostal faith. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.
Per Bill’s request, there will be no services at this time. Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.