Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Charles H. Mehciz
Service: November 23, 2012
Charles H. Mehciz
Charles H. Mehciz, age 88, of Petaluma, CA, formerly of Watertown, passed away on Sunday September 2, 2012 in Petaluma from complications of Pneumonia and Alzheimer’s Disease.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 23, 2012 at Noon at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with Rev. Ron Kral of the Christ United Methodist Church in Watertown officiating. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be at the Lakeside Cemetery in Waupaca. The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Chuck was born on June 16, 1924 in Grand Rapids, MI to Henry and Ruth Mehciz. He grew up in Waukesha with his six brothers and sisters. Chuck enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought in WWII, where he was awarded the Purple Heart for his wounds received in the Battle of the Bulge.
After the war, Chuck went to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He eventually married the love of his life, Donna Carter of Green Bay. Chuck and Donna were inseparable. They moved to Watertown where they raised their family and lived for over 50 years. Donna preceded him in death on October 29, 2005.
Chuck had been employed at the Watertown Daily Times for 26 years as Classified Advertising Manager and photographer. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and very active in community affairs.
He was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church, the Watertown Kiwanis Club, VFW, and American Legion. Chuck was also part of Big Brothers and the Watertown Snowmobile Association.
As Dept. of Natural Resources Gun Safety Instructor for over 10 years, Chuck taught hundreds of Watertown youths the importance of gun safety while hunting.
Chuck is survived by a son, Jerry and daughter in-law Jennifer of Petaluma, CA and two grandchildren Brittany and Madeline. He is also survived by his step-sister, Marcia Maynard of Petal, Miss.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Don and Jane Williquette of Green Bay; Ted and Shirley Wiese of Houston, Tx, as well as many nephews and nieces. He will be missed.
Contributions or donations may be made to either the American Legion or the National Alzheimer’s Association.
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