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Van Gilder, Charles Charles E. Van Gilder, 82, of Waukesha, WI, passed away February 1, 2014, at his home. His four children were with him in the final hours, just as he planned. He was a 1952 Purdue University graduate in metallurgical engineering and in the U.S. Army from 1954-1956. He had a long career in various iron foundries and a second career at ACE Hardware helping customers choose the right tools and products for their projects. Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Anna Lee (Howe) Van Gilder, in December 2012; his parents, Russell and Florence; and a sister, Verna Lee Dungey. he is survived by his sister, Roberta Kaye of Sun City West, AZ; children, Russell (Holly) Van Gilder of Verona, WI, Carol (Jeff) Foss of Boise, Idaho, David (Faith) Van Gilder of Huntertown, IN, and Margaret (Kristine) Van Gilder of Albuquerque, NM; grandchildren, Erin (Bryce) Wikfors, Jacob (Nicole) Foss, Julie (Dan) Thompson, and Audrey, Annika, Ryan and Hayden Van Gilder; and great-grandchildren, Joslyn Thompson and Parker Wikfors. The family will have a memorial in the spring.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Feb. 5, 2014
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