Charles Christopher Wildschuetz, 89, of Springfield, MO passed away at Christian Healthcare East on February 8, 2013. He was born on November 20, 1923 in Independence, MO to Frederick and Merle (Risinger) Wildschuetz. He was preceded in death by both parents and one brother, George; a sister-in-law, Dorothy; and a nephew, Harvey. He is survived by his wife, Joan (Belcher); his children Cheryl Wildschuetz of Springfield; Alan (Pam) Wildschuetz of Little Rock; Gary (Sunday) Wildschuetz of Springfield; Dale Wildschuetz of Dallas; and Shirley (Jerry) Kerns of Springfield. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews.
Charles grew up on the family farm in Independence where he graduated from William Chrisman High School. He then received a Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri, served in the Navy during WWII
, and returned to MU to complete his Masters Degree. He married Joan Belcher on May 20, 1962 in Kansas City, MO, where he worked for Bendix until 1975 when the family relocated to Springfield where he finished his career with Litton. Charles was a devoted husband and father who volunteered with his church, Campbell UMC, and his children's activities.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 13 at 12:30 p.m. at Campbell UMC with burial following at the Veteran's Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, February 12, at 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Greenlawn East Funeral Home.