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Charles Albert Roche, 71, of Edwardsville, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Thursday, January 7, 2021, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. 

He was born June 15, 1949, in St. Louis to the late Anthony and Arlene (Baltz) Roche. 

He was a beloved husband to Marie (Dalton) Creek, whom he married in Las Vegas, Nevada. She survives in Edwardsville. 

Charles had been an assistant manager for K-Mart for 25 years. He was a member of New Creation Fellowship Church in Mitchell. 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Vicky (Richard) Adler of Mitchell; a son, Brad (Carla) Rooney of Missouri; grandchildren, Amy Olsher (Nick) of Ferguson, Mo., Abigail (Aaron) Jackson of Maryland Heights, Mo., and Michael Reynolds (Nicole) of Granite City; great-grandchildren, Reese Reynolds, Jack Reynolds and Bella Jackson; three brothers-in-law, Mike (Kim) Slaton of Granite City, James (PJ) Dalton of Texas and Terry (Carol) Slaton of Alton; two sisters-in-law, Nancy Roche of St. Louis and Phyllis Gunn of Ruma, Ill.; and a niece, Diane Hampton of St. Louis. 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Tina Merritt; and a brother, Tony Roche. 

Services are private. 

Arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at

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