We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Belvidere Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Charles William Daringer Sr, 81, was peacefully called home surrounded by his family after a four year battle with Dementia. He and his loving wife, Jeri, were married for 40 years. Together, they were an unstoppable team. Their friendship and love are an inspiration to those around them. “Chuck” was an avid fisherman and was known to go after big carp because he loved the challenge of reeling them in. He was also an outstanding woodworker and made many intricate designs in his “man shed,” - the corn crib. Chuck loved to talk to people all over the world on his ham radio. He kept postcards and notebooks of all their conversations that he often fondly looked back on. He loved a cold beer and a Charleston Chew. Chuck was a giver to anyone who needed a hand, a talk, or the shirt off his back. When his daughters brought home a hurt animal he would always say, “We don’t need another blasted (insert animal)”, but as soon as he saw Jeri doctoring it up, the softness always overtook him, and it joined the family. Chuck was well-known for his funny comments like, “Keep your britches on! “Your mother flipped her cork!” “I’ll stop twice next time.” “Awww, he’s bitin’ her.” “Oh look she swallowed a watermelon seed”, “I’m just resting my eyes” and “Did you hear that frog?” Chuck often gave his children the best advice like, “It’s not the one you can live with, but the one you can’t live without that should matter.” Not only was he a father figure to his sons and daughters, but his grandkids as well. He was the best supporter to his family. He took pride in his two Navy veteran sons. Charles Daringer was his daughter’s hauling partner to every horse show and the cheerleader to his kid’s concerts, grandkids plays, choir events, competitions, and sporting events. He was the best teacher to a 3 on the tree, Morse code, and driving by putting his kids in his lap and reading. His greatest teachings will always be patience and love. Charles is preceded in death by his parents Jess and Betty Daringer and his son Scott Allen Daringer. He will be greatly missed by his wife Jeri Daringer, sister Gloria Watson, children Charles Daringer Jr.(Rhonda), Terry (Traci) Jean (JD) Melissa Daringer High, and Billi Daringer Sparacino (Nick) his 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Chuck did not want the doom and gloom of a funeral but instead would like his life celebrated with a good story and a cold beer. In Lieu of flowers grab a beer and a fishing pole and catch a big one or you can donate to the family to help with medical bills and to have a bench placed in his honor.