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Charles Allen "Chuck" Whisler, 67, of Union Grove, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, while on a fishing trip in Iowa with friends.
He was born in Carthage, Mo., on Nov. 1, 1943, to the late Clarence Louis and Marjorie Aileen (nee: Nichols) Whisler.
Chuck graduated in 1961 from the United States Navy Dependents High School on Langley Point in the Philippine Islands. He then earned his Associates Degree in Industrial Technology - Mechanical Design in 1963 from The Kenosha Technical Institute. Chuck faithfully served his country with the U.S. Army Special Forces in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star. He was a mechanical design engineer for Western Publishing where he retired in 1999. He was united in marriage to Eileen (nee: Pivek) Whisler, formerly Eileen Anderson, on October 1, 1993. Chuck was a member of the SE Wisconsin Corvette Club from 1993 to 1997. He was an elder at Family Fellowship Church in Racine and was dedicated to the Fishing, Faith, and Friends Youth Group sponsored by the church. Chuck loved being in the surroundings of his family and many friends. To know Chuck was to love Chuck. He will be dearly missed by all.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Eileen; children, Kim (Ken) Hein, of Kansasville, Jennifer (Michael) Maciejczak of Rochester, Heidi Rhodes of Spartanburg, SC, Erika (Cory) Petersen of Racine; grandchildren, Tobie Lynn (Jason) Kossow of Mt. Horeb, Corie Ann (Brandon) Seward of Union Grove, James (Jenny) Hein of Bohner's Lake, Veronica (Chris) DuPuis of Racine, Kenny (Chrissy) Hein of Pell Lake, Wesley Hemm of Ladson, S.C., Eva Rhodes, Liz Rhodes, Aiden Richard Rhodes, Ian Rhodes, all of Spartanburg, S.C., Brenden Kandl, Emily Rose Petersen, both of Racine; 10 great-grandchildren; and other relatives too numerous to mention.
All services are being held at Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home, 4600 County Line Road, on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until the time of the service. The celebration of Chuck's life will take place at 7 p.m. with Chuck's dear friend, Rev. Scott Miller, officiating. Full Military Honors will take place following the service. Interment will take place on Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, 10 a.m., at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove. Memorials have been suggested to Friends of the Family Ministry at Family Fellowship Church.
Chuck's family would like to send love and a special thank you to Pastor Scott Miller, Jason Ertl, and Daniel Ertl who were with Chuck on the trip in Iowa making his last hours joyous.
Matilde "Matt" DeLeon, Jr., 78, of Kenosha, died on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Aurora Medical Center.
Born in San Benito, TX on May 29, 1933, he was the son of the late Matilde and Tomasita (Pequeno) DeLeon.
Lena S. Ertner, 95, a resident of Kenosha, died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Brookdale-Clarebridge in Kenosha.
Roger C. Meade, 74, of Kenosha, passed away at his residence on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
Patricia L. Rossow, 78, formerly of Kenosha, Wis., passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Oct. 20, 2011.
Tammy M. Stollings, 48, of Slades Corners, Kenosha County passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, surrounded by her loving husband and family.
Jah'niya Jayonna Wright went home to be an angel on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011.
She is the infant daughter of Tanika Cooks and John Wright.