Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Charles E. Spafford
Service: December 5, 2017
Charles E. Spafford
Charles E. Spafford, age 82, of Watertown, passed away on Friday, December 1, 2017 at Watertown Regional Medical Center.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. James Backus officiating. Burial will take place at Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown following the service. Family and friends may gather at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Charles Everett Spafford was born on September 15th, 1935 in Wheaton, Minnesota, the son of Bertrum and Christina (nee Grubb) Spafford. He moved to New Mexico in his youth and graduated from Albuquerque High School in 1953. After a two year stint in the U.S. Army, Chuck earned his Bachelor’s Degree from St. Joseph’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Albuquerque. On November 9th, 1968, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Jackson in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Chuck worked for the United States Postal Service for most of his adult life, starting as a letter carrier and working his way up to Postal Inspector. He lived and worked in locations such as Albuquerque, San Diego, Los Angeles, St. Paul, Chicago and Detroit. He moved to Watertown in 1986, residing there until his death. After retiring from the Post Office in 1989, Chuck served as the Church Administrator for St. Mark’s Lutheran in Watertown until retiring again for good in 2001.
Chuck was an active member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church. He was a fan of the Minnesota Vikings, an avid bowler in his younger years, and enjoyed listening to country music.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Dorothy; sons, Walt (Sharon) Spafford of Watertown and Andrew (Angela) Spafford of Greendale; grandson, Alex Spafford of Norwalk, Iowa; sister, Betty Greenbaum of Albuquerque, New Mexico; nephew, Frank Mares of St. Louis, Missouri; niece Margo Buksa of Los Alamos, New Mexico; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Donald.
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