Charles ‘Chuck’ R. Zillmer

March 30, 1947 – Aug. 4, 2013

Charles Richard Zillmer of Pewaukee passed away Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013, at Seasons Hospice in Waukesha. He was born March 30, 1947, in Waukesha, the son of Howard R. and Lillian A. (Hartling) Zillmer.

Chuck is survived by his daughters, Coriayn (Hans) Juech of Oconomowoc and Monique Parish of Springdale, Utah; a son, Michael of Hartland; sisters, Alice (Norm) Schultz of Waukesha and Virginia (Robert) Jovanovich of Pewaukee; stepmother, Inez Zillmer; stepsisters, Judy (Erwin) Bertram and Janet (Charles) Betker, both of Waukesha; and grandchildren, John and Michaela Tetzlaff and Samantha and Alyssa Zillmer. Also he is survived by his special friends, Mary and Patrick Mischker, Beckham (his special Golden Retriever) and Kevin Yonke, all of Pewaukee, and other relatives and friends.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Palmer and his caring staff, everyone at the Heart Failure Clinic at Waukesha Memorial Hospital and Cardiac Connections home hospice for their compassionate care.

Chuck graduated from Waukesha South High School in 1965 and attended the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He worked in the electrical industry before opening his own business, Associated Controls Inc. He loved racing and competed at the Great Lakes Dragway in Union Grove in his younger years, along with entering his 1970 Buick GSX in car shows. Chuck loved going to NASCAR races all over the country, his favorite racer being Dale Earnhardt. He was also a big Green Bay Packers fan.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon memorial service Saturday, Aug. 24, at Yonke and Son Funeral Home, 205 Prospect Ave., Pewaukee. The Rev. Robert Ullman will officiate.

Memorials in Chuck’s memory to Wisconsin Adopt a Golden Retriever; 12605 W. North Ave., #285, Brookfield, WI 53005, or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Yonke and Son Funeral Home, 691-1900, is serving the family.