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Charles "Chuck" DeBoer Jr. Obituary
DeBoer Jr., Charles "Chuck'

Charles "Chuck" DeBoer, Jr., 92, of Ripon, formerly of Brandon, died Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at his residence at Prairie Place in Ripon.

Charles was born January 16, 1922, in Pipestone County, MN, the son of Charles and Elizabeth VandenBerg DeBoer, Sr. Chuck attended Brandon High School, graduating in 1940. In Dec of 1942, he served with the 14th Armored Division in WWII in Europe. He returned from the military in March of 1946. On April 11, 1946, he married Twilah Meenk in Brandon. Following their marriage the couple resided in Brandon until June 17, 2014, when they moved to Ripon. Chuck was employed at National Rivet and Manufacturing of Waupun for 37 years. Upon retiring from National Rivet, Chuck tuned pianos and did woodworking. He was a member of Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon, where he sang in the men's chorus and was active in the Sunday School Program. Chuck was a member of American Legion Post 210 in Waupun. He and Twilah enjoyed traveling together in the states and overseas.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 68 years, Twilah DeBoer of Ripon; a son, Bruce (Kathy) DeBoer of Ripon; a daughter, Charlotte (Verlyn) Rebelein of St. Clair Shores, MI; six grandchildren, Benjamin (Melinda) DeBoer, Kristen Rebelein, Charles D. DeBoer, Garry DeBoer, Betsy (Jake) Hamm, and Mary (David) Stahria; two foster-grandchildren, Khan (Jonathan) Dukes and Nghiep (Jessica) Trang; twenty great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Eleanor DeBoer of Colorado Springs, CO.

Chuck was preceded in death by a son, David C. DeBoer; five brothers; and a sister.

Funeral services for Chuck DeBoer, Jr. will be held Saturday, June 28, 2014, at 11:30 a.m. at Bethel Reformed Church in Brandon, with Rev. John Tilstra officiating. Burial will follow at Brandon Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call on the family on Saturday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service. American Legion Post 210 of Waupun will provide military honors.

Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of Waupun and staff are serving the family. Please visit our website at for further information and to send condolences.

Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on June 27, 2014
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