Charles ‘Chuck’ Howland

Dec. 20, 1917 March 21, 2015

Charles “Chuck” Howland, 97, a well-loved rock-hound from Nashotah, died on Friday, March 21, 2015, at Shorehaven Nursing Home. Chuck was born on December 20, 1917, in Fox Lake to the late Lloyd and Mary Howland.

Chuck is survived by his son, Randy (Barbara) Howland; son-in-law, Larry Christopherson; grandchildren, Jim (Cindy) Schmidt, Jake Schmidt and Heather Wagner, (Branda) Eric Bendixen, Jodi (Monte Whiteaker) Howland, Lee Christopherson and Pete (Mallory) Christopherson; great-grandchildren, Brian, Charlie, Ryan, Karsten, Zachary, Ryder, Kylie, Madalynn, Kailynn, Caelle and Crystal; and sister-in-law, Sandy Volkman.

Chuck was predeceased by his loving wife of 59 years, Virginia in 1999; his daughters, Holly Christopherson (2003) and Penny Howland (shortly after birth); his brothers, Art Howland and Bill Howland; and his sisters, Ida Naylor, Jessie Crammer and Dorothy Bulen.

Chuck attended Nashotah Grade School, and graduated from Oconomowoc High school in 1936. He was married to Virginia Volkman on May 14, 1940.

He was a Nashotah mail carrier during WWII and general manager/part owner of Nashotah Moulding until his retirement. Chuck served as a trustee for the Village of Nashotah, was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and helped form the Nashotah Fire Department.

Chuck was a member of First Congregational in Hartland and served as an officer. He was an avid bowler and participated in league bowling until the age of 93. Chuck was a loyal Packers and Brewers fan.

Chuck Howland will always be remembered for his true passion in life, which was collecting rocks, polishing stones and making jewelry. Chuck was a lifelong member of the Kettle Moraine Geology Club.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, March 25, from 4pm to 6pm, with a service at 6pm at Evert-Luko Funeral Home, 170 Warren Ave., Hartland. Reception to follow. Burial will be private.

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