EAGLE GROVE – Charles LeRoy Chelesvig, the son of Roy and Martha (Berhow) Chelesvig, was born June 22, 1938, on the family farm south of Eagle Grove, Iowa. He was raised and educated in the area of his birth, graduating from Eagle Grove High School in 1957. On February 10, 1968, Chuck was united in marriage to Evelyn Capsel at the Lutheran Church in Boulder, CO. The couple has made their home on the family farm.
Chuck was a member of Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served on the property board, council and as an usher. Chuck also served on the Gold-Eagle Coop Board and was a Troy Township Trustee. He loved his family and college sports-especially wrestling. Chuck also enjoyed woodworking, gardening and most of all, farming.
Chuck passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013, at his home near Eagle Grove at the age of 75 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Maury Chelesvig.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Chelesvig of Eagle Grove; daughter, Heidi Hudson (Bob) of Bakersfield, CA; two sons, Heath Chelesvig (Trefny) of Caledonia, MI and Tim Chelesvig (Jill) of Eagle Grove; grandchildren, Jake Hudson and Hans, Kjerstin and Kari Chelesvig; three brothers, Tom Chelesvig of Webster City, Joe Chelesvig of Boulder, CO and Jim Chelesvig of Belmond; three sisters, Norma Gangstead of Atlantic, Ruth Helmick of Prairie Village, KS and Julie Chelesvig of Des Moines and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 27, 2013, at Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle Grove with Pastor Jason Cooper officiating. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Foust Funeral Home, Eagle Grove. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Eagle Grove.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family. www.foustfh.com