Edwin W. Karcher, 91, passed away peacefully at his home on the evening of June 20, 2017. Ed was born on January 17, 1926 in Piopolis, a small village north of McLeansboro. He was the youngest of twelve children born to Charles A. and Rosalia (Anselment) Karcher. Visitation: Friday, June 23, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with Rosary to follow at 7:00 P.M. Funeral Mass: Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount Vernon, Illinois with The Very Reverend John Iffert officiating. Interment: Saint Mary’s Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Memorials: Jefferson County Historical Village. Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.