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Charles L. Weleczki

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Charles L. Weleczki Obituary
"Charlie" "Chuck" Age 76 ~ Of Roseville Beloved husband, father, grandpa, uncle, and warrior, died unexpectedly Sunday, April 8, at his home in Roseville. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Adolf and Pauline (nee Nogly) Weleczki; brother Al and his wife Pat; sisters Joanie and Mary; mother-in-law Vera Laffen; brother-in-law Ron and his wife Marlene Laffen; and an uncle, Harry Lindquist. He leaves behind his best friend and wife of 56 years, sweet Sue; their nine children, Davee (Zolton) Weleczki-Pusenyak, Toree (Ray Miller), Al, Ruthee (Eric Wieffering), Lisa (Todd) Iliff, Sally (Greg) Weleczki-Cmiel, Jackie (Jim) Richards, Jodie, and Michael (Nicole); and 12 grandchildren, Kahle, Ali, Freddy, Helen, Izzy, Leo, Henry, Nate, Max-Min, Frankie Tru, Magdalena and Clementine. Chuck was born and grew up in Northeast Minneapolis. He attended Edison High School where he and Sue met and began dating. After graduating in 1954, Chuck enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. Sue accepted his long-distance proposal in February 1955, and on July 25, during a two-week leave, the couple was married in St. Paul. From 1955 to 1959, Chuck served as a ground-surveillance radar inspector, an air-intelligence technician and a crew chief. The newlyweds were stationed in Yak, Mont., and Bonners Ferry, Idaho, before being transferred to Burns, Ore., where he and Sue started their awesome family. Between 1954 and 1960, Chuck took courses in business, pre-law and art at the University of Minnesota, but the needs of his growing family took precedence. He left school and worked as a truck driver for Master Bread, Little Debbie and Vie de France, delivering bread and other baked products. He also worked for Control Data, Federal Cartridge, and U.S. Delivery. There were times when he worked two or more jobs to ensure the well-being and security of his family which were at the forefront of everything he did. That devotion, passion and love never wavered. Chuck had many interests and hobbies, including golfing, tennis, reading and gardening (he and Sue's patio tomatoes and peppers put us all to shame!), but his greatest joy was spending time with his family. Dad passed along many things to his family: thundering opinions, empathy, stubbornness and passion and unyielding love and dedication. He especially treasured the love for the arts, music and corny sense of humor that he passed onto his children and grandchildren: He was a tireless promoter of the pull-my-finger joke. Chuck loved fishing and wrestling with his kids and relished the annual Father's Day golfing with his sons. He spent his last years enjoying retirement with the love of his life, dining at Mancini's, daily crossword puzzles and spoiling their grandchildren with noisy gifts from Walgreens. He is greatly missed by all that know and love him! It is certain that he is approaching the Big Stage in the Sky with his accordion to squeeze out yet another Polka. Memorial service 4 PM Saturday, April 14 at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME - ROSEVILLE, 2130 N. Dale St. at County Rd B. Visitation from 3 - 4 PM Saturday. Memorials preferred to the . www.diabetes.org. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550

Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 12, 2012
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