In loving memory of

Charles W. Schweitzer
October 16, 1932 - March 4, 2008

St. Charles,

Charles William "Chuck" Schweitzer, 75, of St. Charles died Tuesday March 4, 2008 at Golden Living Center ? Whitewater in St. Charles, following a brief illness.
Chuck was born October 16, 1932 in St. Charles to Jack and Ruth (Schrader) Schweitzer and graduated from St. Charles High School in 1950. On February 16, 1951 Chuck and Patricia Johnson were married in Chatfield. He served in the United States Air Force during the Korean War, being stationed in Biloxi, MS. Following the service they returned to the area, eventually settling in St. Charles. Chuck was a hard worker and worked many jobs. He worked for the Railroad, Rochester Bakery, set pins for the bowling alley. He managed the St. Charles Spur Station and later purchased the St. Charles Skelly Station. Chuck also worked for IBM of Rochester from 1957, until his retirement in 1989. Pat died July 21, 2001.
He enjoyed entertaining family on the 4th of July and wintering in Cherokee Village, AR. He loved to go garage saling, fishing camping at Bass Camp and going out for a Friday night fish fry. Chuck loved to cook and care for the neighbors dogs. He was a member of the St. Charles Moose Lodge.
Survivors include six children; Danny (Mary Jo) Schweitzer, Gerald (Jacklyn) Schweitzer, Kathy (Jay) Mollert, Janet (Marlan) Ellsworth, Rick (Vicky) Schweitzer and Kyle Schweitzer all of St. Charles. He is further survived by 23 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, a brother Jack (Lois) Schweitzer of Rochester and Arizona, a sister Maurine (Joe) Bluhm also of Rochester and Arizona and a special friend Joan Hoff of St. Charles. Chuck was preceded in death by his wife Pat and a brother Bud.
Funeral Services will be 11AM Saturday at Hoff Funeral Home in St. Charles with Funeral Celebrant John Wagenaar officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, St. Charles. Friends may call from 4-8 PM Friday and one hour before services Saturday at the funeral home. Military graveside honors will be conducted by the St. Charles American Legion and VFW Posts.
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Jim and Gia Zill wrote on Mar 21, 2008:

"Sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Our thoughts are with you at this time."

Lori and Mike Graham wrote on Mar 18, 2008:

"Our prayers are with you and your entire family. Your dad always greated us with a huge smile when we saw him, and we enjoyed talking with him at birthday and graduation gatherings at Marlin and Janets. You are now free from pain and sitting at God's side. God Bless!"

Jerry Ihrke wrote on Mar 10, 2008:

"Dan/Jo We are very sorry to hear about your Father's passing. Please accept our deepest condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless. Jerry, Miko, Judy and Junko Ihrke"

mary ann kachelski wrote on Mar 9, 2008:

"my sympathy is with you and your family,I remeber your father well, he is a very kind man, and his family meant alot to him, never forget the great memories"

Gary and Vickie Brace wrote on Mar 8, 2008:

"Sorry we couldn't be there. My fondest memories of your dad, are his homemade HOT pickles, and his hospitality. He was always trying to do something for you and making sure you were comfortable. My he rest in Heaven while he and your Mom watch over all of you."

Sharon Justin wrote on Mar 8, 2008:

"I have know Chuck and his family for years. Chuck was always such a nice friendly person. He will be missed our payers are with his family hang on to the memories they do comfort."

Tammy Eckhart Hermanson wrote on Mar 7, 2008:

"Many years ago when the Spur Station was operating in St.Charles, I would stroll home from school, and Spur station was usually one of my first stops. It was only a candy bar or a soda that I would buy, but what I remember about Chuck was, he always dropped what he was doing and would come out front to wait on me, and always with a friendly smile and a cheerful hello. Chuck was a very pleasant man, and to the family I am very sorry for your loss of your dad. Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time."

Jennifer Martin wrote on Mar 7, 2008:

"Kyle and family, I have known your family for a long time. Your dad will surely be missed. May God bless all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family."

Ken & Eileen Johnson wrote on Mar 7, 2008:

"Chuck's memory will always be in my heart. His door was always open and his smile was always there. God will surely have a wonderful addition in Heaven. Peace be with all of you."

Art & Sherry Johnson wrote on Mar 7, 2008:

"Chuck Im glad I got to spend one last week with You IN February You & Pat Together Again GOD BLESS"

Debbie Gappa wrote on Mar 6, 2008:

"Kyle, Sending my sincere sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Take Care and God Bless."

Joy Peterson wrote on Mar 6, 2008:

"May God's loving arms surround you during this difficult time. Just to let you know Kyle, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!"

Ken and Doris Feine wrote on Mar 6, 2008:

"We send our sincere sympathy to the family of Chuck.. We have lost a friend and God has has a new roomer, God Bles you all."

Patricia Glynn wrote on Mar 5, 2008:

"I have known Chuck and his family for many,many years. He will be surely missed. God be with you Mr. Schwietzer!!"