Charles “Chuck” W. Luther, age 85, of Athens, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Monday, April 22, 2019, at Dycora Transitional Living in Abbotsford under the tender care of hospice.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 29, 2019, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Milan. Rev. Mark Schwalenberg will preside. Inurnment to follow at the church cemetery with military honors provided by the Edgar American Legion Post No. 393. Family and friends are welcome from 2 until 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, and from 10 a.m. until the time of service Monday, all at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.
Chuck was born on Dec. 10, 1933, the son of Guy and Faye (Hewitt) Luther in Columbus, Neb. He later moved to Wisconsin with his family. He attended Cary Bluff School and Pittsville High School. Chuck served in the U.S. Army from 1955-57. He was united in marriage to Joanne Singstock on Nov. 8, 1958, in Pittsville. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Chuck worked as a diesel mechanic and worked most recently at Weathershield Transportation in Medford retiring in 1999.
He enjoyed sports including playing for the Cary Baseball Team and watching his grandsons high school team win the state championship. Chuck was a fan of the Braves, Brewers, Badgers, Packers and Bucks. He was an avid fishermen and hunter with many adventures and stories to tell.
Chuck is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joanne of Athens; six children: Brenda (Edwin) Schmidt of Wausau, Cynthia (Greg) Raube of Reeseville, Mark (Julie) Luther of Spencer, Brian (Kathy) Luther of Athens and Sara (Brian) Wimmer of Wausau; a son-in-law, Allan Faude of Withee; 16 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is further survived by one brother, Richard Luther of Pittsville; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Karen Faude; a brother, Carroll Luther; a sister, Allie Topping; a sister-in-law, Frances Luther; and a brother-in-law, Silas Topping.
Family and friends may express condolences online at www.maurinaschilling.com