CHARLES "CHUCK" ROBERTSON
CHARLES "CHUCK" ROBERTSON
Charles Anthony "Chuck" Robertson, 73, a long-time Park Rapids, area resident, peacefully passed away Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013 at Heritage Living Center in Park Rapids with his loved ones at his side.
Chuck was born June 22, 1940 in Tyler, to Chester and Eleanor (Jerzak) Robertson.
As a small boy he moved with his parents to Park Rapids. He attended St. Peter's Catholic School through the eighth grade and then went on to attend Park Rapids High School from where he graduated in 1958.
As a young man, Chuck worked for his dad at the Farmer's Produce Exchange Feed Store in Park Rapids. He enjoyed working with the area farmers in mixing their feed rations, delivering feed and supplies to their farms and loading grains that they would purchase from the local farmers as well. The work was hard and physically demanding as Chuck would unload many a box car from the tracks that ran next to their mill. He was known for serving his farmer customers with a high level of integrity and friendliness.
Chuck was united in marriage to Wilma Joyce Zick Oct. 5, 1974 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Park Rapids. This union was blessed with two children, Audra and Chad.
In 1980, after his dad's feed business was sold, Chuck began a 20-year career working as a custodian for the Park Rapids School District until his retirement in 2000.
Chuck has been a long- time member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids where he was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
He loved the out of doors and especially en-joyed fishing the area lakes. Through both the good and bad times, Chuck was an ardent Minnesota Vikings and Twins fan. Above all, Chuck devoted his life to his wife, children and grandchildren who he loved with all his heart.
Chuck will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Audra (Scott) Olson of Grand Rapids; son, Chad (Heidi) Robertson of Park Rapids; three grandchildren, Kassidy and Ryan Olson and Caden Robertson; mother, Eleanor Robertson of Park Rapids; sis-ter, Kaylene Weiser of Denver, Colo.; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Chuck was preceded in death by his precious wife, Wilma, who died in 2010; his father and his granddaughter, Cierra Olson who died in 1999.
Visitation: was held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11 at Jones-Pearson Funeral Home in Park Rapids and for one hour prior to the service on Monday at the church.
Services: were held 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 12 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church in Park Rapids with Father Thomas Friedl officiating. The Alleluia Choir will lead the music and Joy Horesji will play the organ.
Honorary casketbear-ers: Chuck's grandchildren, Kassidy Olson, Ryan Olson, and Caden Robertson; and his nieces and nephew, Krista Price, Stacy Montgomery and Brian Watkins.
Following the service a luncheon was hosted by the St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.
Interment: next to his wife, Wilma at the St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery.
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