Charles Henry Battin died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, at his home in Oregon, Ill., surrounded by family. He was 81.

He was born Jan. 31, 1940, in Chicago, Ill., to Robert Davis and Harriot (née McMurry) Battin.

He graduated from Hoosac Prep School, N.Y., class of 1959 before attending Lake Forest College and Georgia Southwestern.

Mr. Battin served in the U.S. Army from 1962-’64.

He married Shirley Anderson June 23, 1977, in Woodstock, Ill.

Mr. Battin worked at Wieboldt’s Department Store for six years before entering law enforcement and acting as a volunteer fireman. He and his wife also ran a bed and breakfast in Land O’ Lakes, where he enjoyed fishing, swimming and playing golf at Gateway Lodge. Mr. Battin resided in the area for approximately 20 years.

He was a former member of the episcopal, methodist, and united church of christ churches. He also was a member and served as president of the Land O’ Lakes Fish and Game Club.

Mr. Battin was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Joey Bryson; and one brother, the Rev. Robert Battin.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley, of Oregon; one son, Robert (Lisa) of Kildeer, Ill.; one daughter, Suzi, of Springfield, Ill.; one brother, John, of Spokane, Wa.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; nine nieces; and two nephews.

Funeral services were held Dec. 30 in Oregon. A memorial fund is established in Mr. Battin’s name for the Wounded Warrior Project.