Charles Norman Wuestenberg
1940 - 2020
BORN
March 25, 1940
DIED
November 18, 2020

Charles Norman Wuestenberg

March 25, 1940 - November 18, 2020

Charles Norman Wuestenberg, 80, of Durant, passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at Good Samaritan Nursing Home, Davenport. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Private burial will take place in Durant Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Endowment Fund, Tri-County Heritage Museum or Camp Courageous. Condolences may be left at www.bentleyfuneralhome.com.

Charlie was born in Davenport, Iowa on March 25, 1940, to Norman and Marian (Frick) Wuestenberg. He graduated from Durant with the Class of 1958. Charlie proudly served in the United States Marine Corp. He married Delores Riessen on August 26, 1961. Charlie later married Barbara (Lilienthal) Frey on December 24, 1989 in Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Durant.

Charlie worked for the Stockton Coop for 28 years and later for Harvest States Coop for 12 years. He was a member of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Durant Athletic Boosters, Jaycees, American Legion Post# 430 and the Tri-County Historical Museum. Charlie loved the outdoors, especially playing golf, fishing and gardening. He also enjoyed cooking, dancing, traveling, woodworking, painting and crafting custom picture frames. Charlie had a passion for old time music and served on the Durant Polka Fest Committee for many years. He was also a veteran jigsaw puzzler and card player, especially Pinochle and Sheephead (Schafkopf).

Charlie will be dearly missed by his wife, Barb; six children, Lori (Lee) Farrier of St. Peters, Missouri, Christy (Mike) Condon of Spring Valley, Illinois, Todd (Kendra) Wuestenberg of Huxley, Iowa, Amy (Wade) Wetlaufer of St. Joseph, Missouri, Jayne (Jamie) Daniels and Brent Frey, both of Durant; sixteen grandchildren; and one brother, Jim (Ree) Wuestenberg of Chino Valley, Arizona.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Richard Wuestenberg; his in-laws, Alvin and Dorothy Lilienthal; and brother-in-law, Charlie Lilienthal.


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Published by Quad-City Times on Nov. 20, 2020.
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I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of Charlie. He was a great guy and I always enjoyed visiting with you both at Polka Fest in Humboldt. Charlie always had a smile on his face that could brighten the day. What a great video tribute to him. I can see from the video that family meant a lot to him. May God surround you all and give you the peace and comfort that can only come from Him.
Carolyn Hartmann
November 24, 2020
I'm so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. When he attended classes at Heinsite Fitness, I joked with the other guys at class that Charlie was my favorite because he was nice and he listened to me! He truly was a kind man❤ Kay Hein
Kay Hein
Friend
November 23, 2020
Barb and Family -- We are so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. May the love of those around you lift you up and hold you close during this time.
Justine Rogers
November 23, 2020
Barb I'm so sorry to hear about Charlie. He was wonderful to work with. I will miss his hugs whenever I would run into him. Mary
Mary Moore
Coworker
November 23, 2020
Barb: I am so sorry to see that Charlie has been called to be in a better place. I know you will feel lost but time will make things better - especially with all the good memories he has left with you. I never had a chance to get to know Charlie but, from what I've learned about him, he was a very special person & will be missed by all who knew him. Sending my heartfelt sympathy to you & your family, Shirley Sterner.
Shirley Sterner
November 22, 2020
Im going to miss our talks and your knowledge you were always willing to share. It was an honor to meet you
Kat
November 22, 2020
Barb, and family sorry for your loss of Charlie we was a great guy and he'll be watching down on all of you.

Sandra Schwarz-Frisch
Friend
November 22, 2020
Barb and family, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Charlie. We enjoyed visiting with him at the Lilienthal gathering in June the last number of years! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
Kathy and Steve McManigal
Family
November 22, 2020
Deepest sympathy for your loss. Charles was very much a part of our lives. As we grew older the frequency of contact lessened but the memories are preserved. Current times makes expressing condolences seem so impersonal and difficult. Sally and I sincerely offer our heartfelt feelings. Sally and Clarence Ehlers
Sally and Clarence Ehlers
November 22, 2020
As long as someone is in our hearts, they are never forgotten.
Our condolences to all of you.
Colleen, Squealer & Tony Krebs
Friend
November 22, 2020
Jayne, we are so sorry for your family's loss. May all your wonderful memories bring you peace and carry you through this difficult time. Sending prayers.
Linda & George Steinke
November 21, 2020
Lots of memories of Charlie when we were much younger and we would visit on the farm down by Donahue. One of my big cousins I looked up to. Farewell, Charlie.
Bob Wuestenberg
November 21, 2020
Our deepest to the family of Charlie. Thoughts and prayers to all.
John and Tresha Hoffmann
November 21, 2020
Sending sincere sympathy to you, Barb, and the kids.
Marilyn Bower Parchert
November 21, 2020
You are all in our hearts and prayers at this time. We hope you always hold onto the warm and wonderful memories you shared together and that they continue to bring you comfort and peace. Love and hugs.
Rebecca & Rick Sorgenfrey
Family
November 21, 2020
Barb and family, condolences to all. Charlie always had time to talk to me. Especially appreciate the personal time he took to show me the museum and one-room country school items. He helped me locate the original Bunker Hill one room school sign, showed me barn board frames and gave me ideas which resulted in me being able to make a sign copy for the Lilienthal Bunker Hill Barn.
DENNIS PETERSEN
Friend
November 21, 2020
My sympathy goes out to all who loved Charlie. I'm so sorry to hear of his passing.
Imogene Paulsen
November 21, 2020
Sending strength and prayers during this difficult time.
Julie Kuehl-Salas
November 21, 2020
So Sorry for your loss. Charlie was always with a smile, even when he probably wasn't feeling like it. Very talented man with his paintings, and barn board frames that I am lucky enough to have. Hugs to you all. He will be missed by all.
Barbara Hagen
Friend
November 20, 2020
Steve and I send our heartfelt sympathy to all of you!! We have fond memories of the past working with Charlie at Polka Fest and boosters!! The shared birthday celebrations with Lucy, Betty, Charlie and I were special!!
Steve and Darlene Reinert
Friend
November 20, 2020
Prayers to the family. God bless you Charlie you had a lot more memories to tell and to make more but god needed you up above to watch over your loved ones forever.
Melanie Ehlers
Friend
November 20, 2020
Barb and family, My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Charlie was the best. It was great working with him at the museum. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Gail Harmsen
Friend
November 20, 2020
Barb and Family, so sorry for your loss of Charlie. What a nice guy!! Always liked his visits to the car dealership.
I will have your family in my prayers during this difficult time.
Cathy Bormann
Friend
November 20, 2020
You have our deepest sympathy
Karen Wulf
November 20, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Charlie was such a kind man. I really enjoyed working with him over the years at the Stockton Coop. He will be missed by many.
Bill Hart
Friend
November 20, 2020
Todd, Kendra and the whole family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. May God bless all of you with the memories of Charlie that will bring happy memories and joy.
Tammy Stoffers (Toyne)
Classmate
November 20, 2020
Barb and family, So sorry to hear of Charlies passing. The community has lost a kind, friendly, caring person. Always enjoyed doing business and visiting with him. Prayers for all in this difficult time.
Wayne and Kayla Holst
November 20, 2020
Sorry to read of Charlie´s death. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time.
Tim and Judy Peel
November 20, 2020
Our deepest to the Family. Remember golfing with Charlie years ago. A fun guy with a great sense of humor.
Gene & Sue Otto
Friend
November 20, 2020
Barb, both Deb and I are sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the entire family. I always enjoyed visiting with Charlie. He always made a point to chat with me at family gatherings. He was a true blessing to so many. Jerry and Debbie
Jerry Vahl
Family
November 19, 2020
We send our sympathy and prayers.
Milo and Peg Paulsen
Acquaintance
November 19, 2020
Barb, I am so sorry to see that you have lost your life's guy, try to remember all the good times, and I bet there are a lot of those memories.
Anita Hartley
Friend
November 19, 2020
Barb and all my “first cousins once removed”: I wish that we could be there for you at this difficult time. I loved spending time with my cousin, Charlie. We had many a nice meal with you over the years when I brought Aunt Etta to visit. I have way too many good memories to list them, but most of them include good food, good conversation and lots of laughter. I will miss another family historian. Mom would always say, “I wish Marian was here. She would know that.” For us, it will be Charlie. Thinking of you, Marietta & Terry Johnson
Marietta Johnson
Family
November 19, 2020
I'm so sorry for your loss.
Loretta Siebke
Acquaintance
November 19, 2020
You have my deepest sympathy.
Nila Dahlin
November 19, 2020
Barb we're sorry for your loss. You have our sympathy.
Hugs
Gene and Marilynn Kirkpatrick
Gene Kirkpatrick
Friend
November 19, 2020
My condolences to Barb and all Charlie's family. Charlie was a wonderful asset to our community. I was beyond thankful when this generous soul agreed to be on the museum board when I asked him. It would not be what it is today without Charlie and others. He will be greatly missed.
Dawn SMITH
Friend
November 19, 2020
To the Family of Charles Wuestenberg: We enjoyed Charlie at Heinsite and coffee afterwards. We were so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. May God give you comfort and peace!
Jack and Jean Schinckel
Friend
November 19, 2020
Sincere sympathy to you and your family . Our thoughts & prayers are with you during this difficult time . May you find peace in your memories with Charlie.
Ronald & Connie Shelangoski
Friend
November 19, 2020