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Charles Edward "Chuck" Katlic, Jr., 91, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, passed away Saturday, August 2, 2014. Charles Edward Katlic, Jr. was born January 8, 1923 to Charles A. and Mary Novak Katlic in Millersville, Maryland. He proudly served in the United States Army as a Sgt. and served during WWII, fighting valiantly in the Battle of the Bulge. Chuck was a life member of VFW American Legion, Combat Infrantrymen's Assoc., D. A. V., 99th Div. Assoc. He also served two terms as president of Trinity Lutheran Church. Chuck worked for the U. S. Coast Guard as Chief Supply Officer. He volunteered for most of his life with the VFW and American Legion and was instrumental in dedicating many Veteran's parks and decorating with flags on all military holidays. One of his proudest days was in 2013 when the street leading to the American Legion Hall was renamed in his honor as Chuck Katlic Lane. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; and three sisters. He is survived by his wife, Ola Katlic; daughter, Charlene Ella Rowles and husband, Thomas; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Marge Lucas, Evelyn Lam and James Katlic; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the American Legion Hall, 200 Cartwright Park Rd., Weatherford. A funeral Service will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 Ball St., Weatherford. Interment Whitt Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest that donations may be made in Chuck's memory to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund or American Legion Post 163 Flag Fund.
Published in The Capital Gazette on Aug. 6, 2014