Charles Elvery Voehl

Charles Elvery Voehl, formerly of Sussex, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007, at Manor Care in Shawno. Charlie was born in Maryland 85 years ago to the late Karl and Ann (Finnegan) Voehl.

He moved to the Sussex area where he initially worked in the local stone quarries. Charlie worked for more than 20 years in road construction and then was a handyman for a real estate agent with rentals. He built his first home on Highway J in rural Sussex. Charles married Lucille Davis on Oct. 27, 1995, in Waukesha. He then lived in Gillette for the past 12 years. He loved to dance and listen to polka music. Charlie enjoyed tinkering with Model A’s so that he could drive in the local parades and give family and friends a ride.

Charles was a World War II veteran and served in the army. He will be buried at Southern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Center at Union Grove with full military rites.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Lucille; six children, Mary Ann Peaslee of Manitowoc, Charlotte Thompson of Colgate, John (Therese) Voehl of Eagle River, Alaska, Arlene (Voehl) and Steve Rasic of Eagle River, Judy (Jeff) Millikin of Viroqua and Chuck (Kim) Voehl of Westby; grandchildren, Dusten, Jesse, Louis, Rebekah (Corey) Simonson, Rachel, Hannah, Keaton, Clayten, Shannon and Vanessa; and a great-granddaughter, Elly. Bonus children Joanne (William) Haschker, Carol (Michael) Carden, Patricia (Roger) Schuneman and Ronald (Christi) Davis and their immediate families also survive.

Six siblings and two sons-in-law, Ed Thompson and Henry Peaslee, preceded Charles in death.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. until the noon religious service Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Advantage Funeral Home, 11030 W. Forest Home Ave., Hales Corners. Burial to follow at Union Grove.

In lieu of flowers, family and friends have set up a fund for a memorial donation to be given in Charlie’s name to the Veteran’s Center.

Charlie will be sadly missed by his family and friends.