Charles E Grenzer
Oct. 31, 1952 - May 25, 2021
Charles E Grenzer
Charles E. “Chuck” Grenzer, age 68, of Chilton died on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at his home in Chilton. He was born October 31, 1952 in Fond du Lac, son of the late John & Ruth (Schmitz) Grenzer. He married Marlene Ecker on June 10, 1972 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Stockbridge where he had been a member.
With the call sign “Ricochet Rabbit”, Chuck loved the time spent on the open roads hauling goods from place to place throughout the country for 48 years. He proudly drove over 7 million miles without an incident or an accident and talked fondly about his stellar driving career. His “hunting” career was always recounted for the time spent with the close friendships he had established over the years and the many memories that those trips fostered.
When he wasn’t driving truck, Chuck enjoyed the time spent on the family farm where he could putz all the day long listening to his favorite music artists like Neil Diamond, Roy Orbison or Johnny Cash or watching the remodeling of antiques on YouTube.
His family meant the world to him and his grandchildren especially held a special spot in his life. Chuck went out of his way to make sure that each and every child in his life enjoyed the magic of Christmas each and every year.
Survivors include his wife: Marlene; children: Sheila (Tim) Keuler, Brian (Stephany) Grenzer, Jeremy (Jen) Grenzer, Chad (Sharon) Grenzer; 7 grandchildren: Ashley and her fiancé, Kris, Austin, Ayden, Payton, Landyn, Mya, Clayton; his siblings: Barbara (Lon) Schroeder, Joan (Mike) Slominski; and his siblings-in-law: Bob Suttner, Kurt Meyers, Melvin (Mary) Ecker, Mike (Jodi) Ecker, Merlin (Mary Ellen) Ecker, Marvin (Patty) Ecker, Jr., Mary Kay (Gary) Bancroft; and his God Children: Theron Grenzer, Cheryl Neff & Jessica Gierach. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws: Marvin & Martha Ecker; and his siblings: Kenny (Betty) Grenzer, Carol Suttner, Mary (Joe) Schomisch and Margurite Meyers.
Funeral services will be at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at the Wieting Family Funeral Home in Chilton. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home from 1:00 pm until 3:45 pm on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 when the service will be held. Those who wish to watch a livestream of the service, view flowers given to the family, or watch a recording of the service in the future, can do so by clicking HERE
Chuck’s family would like to thank all of the first responders, police officers and medical examiners for all of their professionalism during a difficult time. All involved were very helpful.
We wanted to extend our sympathy to all of Charlie’s family. Many memories of years ago.
Deb and Ken Tasch (Friends) - June 7, 2021
Charlie was a dedicated loving man. He had a great sense of humor. When I think of him I think of the saying “finer than a frog hair” when asked how he’s doing. He truly loved the open road and I don’t recall him ever really complaining about work. My late father in law (butch gross) has another drinking partner! Rest In Peace Charlie
Larry schaefer (Friend/Coworker ) - June 4, 2021
Marlene and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Uncle Chuck will be missed by so many! It was a beautiful service.
Love, thoughts and prayers to you all
Darcy Schomisch (Niece ) - June 1, 2021
Marlene It was nice touching base with you today and again I'm so sorry for your family's loss .... Mom sends her love to you all and told me today of many fun memories at the Knob. Love to you all ??
Suzi Bowe (Friend) - May 31, 2021
Chad, Jeremy and Family
I'm so sorry to hear the passing of your father. Cherish the memories.
Amanda Miller-Hedtke (Classmate) - May 31, 2021
Chuck you will be missed by all may you rest in peace and let the angel wings fly high
Michelle swette (Friend ) - May 29, 2021
Sorry for your loss. Your in my prayers.
Shirley D (Friend) - May 27, 2021
Marlene and family,
My sincere condolences to all of you. I'm hoping you can find comfort in memories and friends as well. This will carry you through the rough times. Chuck was a fun/NY guy. We couldn't help but laugh when you guys came to the Gobblers Knob. Prayers and blessings.
Kathy Kuhn - May 27, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss. Sending big hugs Marlene and family. Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Ann Konen - May 26, 2021
My deepest sympathy to u and your family! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
karen pingel swonger (friend of the family) - May 26, 2021
Please know we are sending prayers, love and hugs to all of you. We are so greatful to have had the pleasure of knowing this amazing, kind, funny man who raised à wonderful family with his sweetie. We will miss him terribly, Love, Georgie & Jessie
George & Jessie Neuber (Friends) - May 25, 2021