Charles Michael Woelfel

Oct. 10, 1929 — May 24, 2016

Charles Michael Woelfel was born on October 10, 1929, in Waukesha to the late Ollie and Mary Woelfel. He passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016.

Charles served our country during the Korean Conflict. Ten years after leaving the Army, he married the love of his life, the former Carol Bertram, on October 26, 1963. They spent the next 52 years raising their children, spending time with grandchildren and polka dancing when they could.

Charles was an avid Chicago Cubs and Green Bay Packer fan. He loved World War II history and could often be found reading a new or different take on the war.

He was the cherished husband of Carol; devoted father of Karin (Rick) Newkirk, Kevin Woelfel and Karla Woelfel; beloved grandpa of Emily, Kelly and Shannon; brother of Mary (the late Ted) Gustin and Margaret Carpenter (Jim Martin); and brother-in-law of Virginia Woelfel. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Charles was preceded in death his brothers Frederick and James Woelfel.

Private services were held.