|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1929|
|Death: ||Mar. 6, 2009|
Charles Albert Abrahamson, Sturgeon Bay, passed into eternal life, peacefully, with family at his side, March 6, 2009, at Door County Memorial Hospital. Charles passed away at the age of 79, following a long and courageous battle with heart and lung disease.
Chuck was born in Sturgeon Bay, March 9, 1929 to Albert and Mary (Hogan) Abrahamson.
Chuck lived in Sturgeon Bay until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy atm, at the age of 17 during World War II; he served 3 years, and was stationed in the Philippines and Guam. After his military service, Chuck attended the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, where he received a teaching degree, with a minor in Mathematics. While attending Platteville he played, and later coached football. In 1954, Chuck played football for the Green Bay Packers under Coach Vince Lombardi.
His first teaching position was as an Industrial Arts instructor, and football coach in Paradise, Mich. Later he taught and coached in various cities throughout the state of Wisconsin. In 1968, Charles, his wife, and family moved to Loyal, Wisc., where he taught industrial arts, driver's education, and coached the football and golf teams. After 26 years of teaching at Loyal High School, Chuck and his wife Betty retired to his childhood home of Sturgeon Bay.
In 2005, Chuck and Betty (Trzebiatowski) celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary at St. Joseph Catholic Church surrounded by their large family and loyal friends.
He was a member of St. Josephs Catholic Church. Chuck was a 4th Degree KC, and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include Betty, his cherished wife of 53 years, who nursed him through his many medical crises, and their eight children; John (Karen) Abrahamson, Livonia, Mich., (grandsons, Matt, Adam, great-grandson Isaac), Joe (Debbie) Abrahamson, Seminole, Fla., (granddaughters, Jen (Eddie) Roque, great-granddaughter Delaney, grandsons, Tim, Michael, and granddaughter Becky), Anne (Gordy) Rosploch, Plymouth, (grandsons, Jonathon and Eric, granddaughters, Amanda and Katherine), Mary (Ralph) Waldhart, Wausau, Susan (Leonard) Wolf, Granton, Therese (Craig) Brown, Mosinee, (grandsons Travis and Connor), Lisa (Timothy) Baumgartner, Loyal, (granddaughter, Jade, grandsons, Seth, Sam, and Jacob), Thomas (Teresa) Abrahamson, Denmark, (grandson, Luke) -17 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and siblings, Eugene Abrahamson and Joan Gulley.
Charles was a wonderful person, loving father and husband, an avid sportsman, golfer, card enthusiast, and friend to all who knew him, he will be truly missed.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Dominic Peluse officiating. Burial with Military Honors followed at St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends called from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home on Monday evening, and at the church, Tuesday from 12:30 until the time of services at 1:00. A Knights of Columbus Rosary was prayed at 5:00 p.m., Monday at Huehns Funeral Home.
Saint Joseph Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 17, 2009
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