Charles F. 'Chuck' Wuerffel, 75, of East Carondelet, Ill., born Oct. 2, 1937, in Iowa City, Iowa, passed away on March 27, 2013.
Chuck was a member of Peace Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Mo. He was a career educator, having taught at St. Charles High School, and Lutheran High School South in Missouri, as well as Dupo, Columbia, and East St. Louis High Schools in Illinois. After retirement, he had worked for Anheuser Busch Inc., St. Louis, Mo.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonhard and Margaret, nee Maegdlin, Wuerffel.
Surviving are his wife, Ellen, nee Fitzpatrick, Wuerffel, whom he married June 1, 1963, in Maplewood, Mo.; a son, Michael (Carol) Wuerffel of East Carondelet, Ill.; a daughter, Mary (George) Wagner of Byrnes Mill, Mo.; his grandchildren, Nichole (Derek Fuiten), Joe, Adam, Joshua, Jennifer, Courtney, and Jessica; a great-grandchild, Annabella; his sisters, Charlotte (Glenn) Lashway of Venice, Fla., and Mary Jo Sandler of Albert Lea, Minn.; along with other relatives and many friends.
Memorial contribution suggestions: Peace Lutheran Church, or Peace Lutheran Church - Alaska Mission 737 Barracksview Rd., St. Louis, Mo., 63125, or Green Park Lutheran School, 4248 Green Park Rd., St. Louis, Mo., 63125, or the
, #5 Schiber Ct. Maryville, Ill., 62062. For more information, please access our website, www.lawlorfuneralhome.com
Visitation: Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Peace Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Mo.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at Peace Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Mo., with Pastor Dennis A. Kastens officiating. Mr. Wuerffel gifted his remains to the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
LAWLOR FUNERAL HOME, Columbia, Ill.