Charles Richard Suter
Born: June 20, 1933
Died: June 9, 2021
Charles Richard Suter, 87, of Irving TX, passed away on June 9, 2021 in Dallas TX.
Rosary will be held at 12:30pm on June 17, 2021 at St. Monica Catholic Church follow by a Funeral Mass with Fr. Paul Weinberger officiating.
Charles Richard Suter (Chuck) was born on June 20, 1933 to Charles Bentley and Helen Gould Young Suter in Oak Park, Illinois. He attended St. Mary Catholic School in Sycamore, Illinois, then onto Marmion Military Academy for high school in Aurora, Illinois where he graduated as valedictorian. He was part of ROTC at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota, after which he served in the Air Force in the 332nd Fighter Interceptor Squadron as an Air Defense Fighter Pilot for 3 years on the East Coast. He met his wife Mitzi Ann while stationing at Perrin Air Force Base in Sherman, Texas and they were married on June 7, 1958. Chuck left the Air Force in 1959 and started working in the family owned Suter Company which was founded by his father in 1925 in Sycamore, Illinois. The Suter Company is a foodservice company specialized in poultry products. Chuck and his brother George led the company with innovations and introduced a line of proprietary products. He retired from the company in 1983 and moved to his wife's home state of Texas.
In Dallas, Chuck ran his own successful Management Consulting business and received the Tracy Award for consulting and training excellence. Chuck has been attending St. Monica Catholic Church for 35 years. He was active in the Pro-Life ministry and has been serving as a facilitator in Adult Education for many years. Chuck was passionate about his faith and he answered God's call every day by evangelizing and helping those in needs. Chuck and Mitzi also started opening their home to youths and hosting exchange students, with the first one Teresa from Hong Kong in 1990, then four more boys in subsequent years from Germany, Romania, Japan, and Belgium, plus two burgeoning high school ice hockey players.
Chuck enjoyed flying aircraft, golf, and following the Dallas Cowboys. He is survived by his wife Mitzi, his brother George and sister-in-law Janie, his niece and nephews Tim, Shawn, and Dan, grandnieces and grandnephews, and many friends all over the country and the world.
Pallbearers are Paul Meyers, Dan Suter, Mircea Negra, Jeremy Pierce, Ionel Chila, Chuck Rader.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation and thanks for the love, friendship, and support given by everyone.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Scottish Rite Hospital for Children or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Everyone is invited to a reception at Calvary Hill Funeral Home immediately after Mass: 3235 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX 75220
Interment will be held privately on June 18, 2021 in Mabank, Texas.
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Published by Daily-Chronicle from Jun. 17 to Jun. 18, 2021.