Charles “Chuck” Weldon

Weldon,-CharlesMr. Charles “Chuck” Weldon, age 80, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 9, 2013.  He was a 1951 graduate of Comstock Park High School where he lettered in baseball. After high school, Chuck played semi-pro baseball with the Grand Rapids Carvers. He opened Chuck’s Cities Service Station (on West River Dr. and Ethelwyn). Chuck was happily married to his wife Louise “Weesie” for 25 years. Chuck was a Life Member of the Rockford Lodge #246 F&AM and the DeWitt Clinton Consistory. He was a member of the Royal Order of Jester, and member of the Midway Shrine Club and Grand Valley Shrine Club. In 1959, Chuck began working at Plainfield Township, starting with the Water Department, became sexton of Plainfield Township Cemetery, and was head of the Building and Grounds Department, retiring after 42 years. After he left the township as an employee, Chuck was elected to the Plainfield Township Board of Trustees. He was very instrumental in the development of Plainfield Township Veterans Park and served on many committees, and was honored to be a participant in arranging Veterans Day and Memorial Day ceremonies. Chuck was a very proud father of Matt and Cathy and their families. Chuck and Louise enjoyed traveling together. She was very supportive of Chuck and his many endeavors. Chuck was a member of the informal group that met at Mr. Burger each morning and discussed local happenings. He was a very well-respected and faithful individual who contributed to his community. Chuck is survived by his wife, Louise; son, Matthew and Liz Weldon; daughter, Cathy and Steve Postmus; grandchildren, Amanda Quist, Mary Weldon and fiancé Matt Spitzley, John Weldon, Rebecca Weldon, Madeline Postmus, and Steven Postmus; his step children, Pamela (Onderko) and John Carpenter, Michael Onderko, Kathleen (Onderko) and Roque Villegas, James Onderko and John and Karen Onderko; 8 step grandchildren, and 4 step great grandchildren. Chuck was preceded in death by his first wife Barbara, parents, John and Dena (nee Jones) Weldon.  The Service of Praise and Thanksgiving for the gift of eternal life through Jesus Christ for Mr. Weldon will be Wednesday morning , August 14, 2013 at 11:00 o’clock at Belmont Baptist Church, 6446 Belmont Avenue, NE, Belmont, MI  49306  with Dr. Kirk Kigar and Pastor Bruce Wilson officiating. Interment in Plainfield Township Cemetery. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Crippled Children and Burn Unit at Shriner’s Hospital, 2211 North Oak Park Avenue, Chicago, IL 60707. A Masonic Memorial service was held on Tuesday evening at the funeral home.

The Pederson Funeral Home, Rockford

www.pedersonfuneralhome.com

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