Charles G Lotton, age 85, of St. John, formerly of Crete, IL, passed away Friday, September 17, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 61 years Mary Lotton; sons David (Kimberly) Lotton, Daniel (Kelly Carta) Lotton, and John (Deborah) Lotton; daughter Rachel (Robert) Lagestee; grandchildren: Jeremiah Lotton, Joshua (Jen Ramono) Lotton, Danielle (David) MacLean, Timothy (Alaine) Lotton, Tyler (Annie Lindeman) Lotton, Tara Lotton, Trent Lotton, Candice (Jake) Gurtler, Jonathan (Jessica) Lotton, Tiffany (Joshua) Blackburn, Robert (Rachel) Lagestee III, Sarah (Austin) Bol, and Kelsie (Nicholas) Waldmarson; great grandchildren: Charlie, Olivia, Lizabelle, Cora, Emerick, Zephan, Vivian, Genevieve, Violette, Remington, Hunter, Evie, Allie, Jaxson, Grayson, Asher, Major, Mary, and Gwenevere.
Visitation will be held at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 8580 Wicker Ave in St. John, on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 2-8 pm. Funeral services will be private.
Charles was born in a 1 room cabin in Elizabethtown, IL. After becoming a Veteran of the US Air Force he moved to Chicago where he met his wife on the beach and was married 6 months later. He began his career as a hairstylist and eventually owned his own salon in Dolton, IL for 13 years. In November of 1970 he started what would become a 51-year career in the world of glass blowing and would become a world renown artist with examples of his work in all the major museums.
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