Charles H. Pantle Jr., 89
May 15, 1928 ó June 23, 2017

Charles H. Pantle Jr., 89 Charles H. Pantle Jr., of Fredonia, died Friday, June 23, 2017, at his home at the age of 89.

He was born May 15, 1928, in Highland Park, Illinois, to the late Charles and Sophie (nee Henrichs) Pantle. He grew up in the Highland Park area and attended local schools. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Korean conflict. Following his discharge, he returned to Illinois.

On March 15, 1952, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth L. Larson. Elizabeth predeceased July 10, 2014.

He worked as a mechanic for Dealerís Redi-Mix for many years. Following his retirement, he held various part-time jobs.

In 1980, the family moved to Wisconsin, settling in Fredonia.

Throughout the years, he enjoyed many hobbies including golfing, bowling and camping with his family.

He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150. Survivors include his daughter, Laura (Lee) DeRuyter of West Bend; two grandchildren, Allyson (Joshua) Filo and Michael DeRuyter; one great-granddaughter, Harper Filo; two brothers, Howard (Ruth) Pantle of Fredonia and Kenneth (Patricia) Pantle of Hawthorn Woods, Illinois; one sister, Jean Smith of Fredonia; his loyal companion, Curly the dog; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons, Chuck and Lonnie; three brothers, Alvin, Gilbert (Gloria) and William (Carol); and one sister, Beatrice (Edward) Sjoberg.

A gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at