Charles J. ‘Chuck’ Pouchert

Charles J. "Chuck" Pouchert, a longtime resident of Hartland, most currently residing in Fort Myers, Fla., passed away peacefully Thursday, April 30, 2009, at age 70.

Chuck was born in Oconomowoc to parents Walter P. and Bernadine (Winger) Pouchert. He was a graduate of Hartland High School and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, with a degree in chemistry. Chuck worked at Sigma Aldrich Chemical Co. upon his graduation and retired after 40 years. An avid fisherman, Chuck took great pleasure in spending time with his family and friends, fishing on Lake of the Woods, Canada. His nickname was Whistler because of his bird calls.

Chuck authored a library of chemistry books published by Sigma Aldrich on various subjects.

Chuck will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 24 years, Judy. He is survived by his brother, Richard (Yvonne) Pouchert of Omaha; Jewel (Lee) Krebs; his three daughters, Jenny (Mike) Smith, Judy (Bill) Biwer and Joan (Ray) Heinitz of Hartland; and four sons, Charles Pouchert II of Birmingham, Ala., Dan (Jodi) Pouchert of Delafield, Tom Pouchert (Gretchen) of Theresa and Dustin (Michelle) Berry of West Allis. He is further survived by 27 grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Walter J. Pouchert.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, May 5, at Evert-Luko Funeral Home, 170 Warren Ave., Hartland, and again from 9:30 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, May 6, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice are suggested.

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