Charles Wahl (1924 - 2014)

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Charles T. Wahl

1924 - 2014

Charles T. Wahl, 90, passed away in Wheaton Franciscan Hospice on, Sunday, March 16, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Rubicon, Wis., on Jan. 23, 1924, the son of the late Theodore and Margaret (nee: Jaeger) Wahl.

Charles graduated from Burlington High School in 1943. After graduating, Charles joined the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served until 1947. On Feb. 18, 1944, he was united in marriage to the former Helen Fandry, who preceded him in death in 1983. Charles had been employed by Jensen Block, where he bicycled to and from work while living in Burlington. When Jensen Block was sold he continued to work for Jensen Waylite. Jensen Waylite was sold in 1966 he was owner of J.C.T. Trucking until retiring in 2002. Charles was a NASCAR fan, especially fond of following Dale Earnhardt Jr., the Packers, and professional wrestling. He was involved in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts for many years earning Wood Badge, Silver Beaver also going to Valley Forge Jamboree.

Surviving is son, Charles Wahl Jr.; daughter, Joanne Wahl; grandson, Charles Wahl III; sister-in-law, Jacqueline Wahl; grand dog, Alphie; grand kitties, Tigger and Soxs; special friends, Jens and Barb Anderson, who took him for weekly breakfasts and drove him all over Racine and Kenosha counties; also special friends, Dave and Peggy Johnson, working on their farm, cleaning onions for the past four years. He is also survived nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and beloved wife, Charles was preceded in death by his brothers, Lloyd (Nancy) Wahl, and Howard Wahl; sisters, Betty Wahl, Gladys (Bill) Krause; and brother-in-law, Bill Fandry.

His funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Friday, March 21 at 10 a.m. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday, March 20, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and again on Friday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park. The family has suggested memorials to the V.A. Fisher House, C/O Zablocki V.A. Hospital, 5000 W. National Ave. Milwaukee, 53295.

The family would like to thank those who have given years of care, Ann, Dina, and Nancy at the V.A.Center in Union Grove, Drs. DeCheck and Pagano, nurse, Joyce and all the staff of Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Hospice.

Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home

4600 County Line Rd.

552-9000
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Published online at KenoshaNews.com from Mar. 18 to Mar. 19, 2014
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