Charles "Chuck" Gengenbacher

Born: Sun., Mar. 28, 1926
Died: Fri., Jun. 5, 2015

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Wed., Jun. 03, 2015
Location: St. Francis Catholic Church

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   Charles Gengenbacher, 89, of Quincy, died at 8:20 p.m. Friday (June  5, 2015) in St. Vincent's Home.

   Chuck was born March 28, 1926 in Quincy  the son of Henry and Mary Dieker Gengenbacher.  He married Maxine Baker on June 25, 1949 in Quincy.  She survives.

   Chuck enjoyed fishing and golfing and was a member of the Elks Club No. 100 and the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.  He was a past member of the Breakfast Optimist Club, the Camper Stampers and the Gem Dandy Square Dance Club.

   He served his country in the Army during WWII in New Guinea and the Western Pacific. Chuck was involved in the invasion of Morotai Island and  was subsequently air lifted to an army hospital and then to the states.  After his discharge he enlisted with the United States Air force for three years attaining the rank of Sergeant.  
   Chuck was first employed at LP Gas Service in the Quincy area for over 25 years.  He later became a sales representative and purchasing agent for Jaydon Handy Rack for several years until his retirement in 1977 due to ill health.  

   Charles is survived by his wife, Maxine Gengenbacher of Quincy; a son, Michael Gengenbacher (Paulette) of Gilbert, Arizona; a granddaughter, Michelle Fisher (Scott) of Maricopa, Arizona; a great granddaughter, Gabriella Fisher; many loving nieces and nephews.  

   Mr. Gengenbacher was preceded in death his parents, five brothers, Edward, Erhardt, Leonard, Frank, and Alfred Gengenbacher; five sisters, Catherine Gallaher, Dorothy Menn, Helen Thomas, Elizabeth Strathmeyer, and Mildred Heming.  

   Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Church with Reverend Don Blaeser officiating.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery at a later date.

   Memorials may be made to St. Vincent's Home.

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Don Benz
   Posted Wed June 10, 2015
Maxine and Family - I am sorry for your loss - He always had a smile for me! - I wish you peace.

Ryan Niekamp
   Posted Wed June 10, 2015
Maxine and family:

Chuck was such a great guy! I only got to know him for the past couple of years but it was evident the love he had for his family and country! His service to this country in WWII didn't go without notice from me and many.

I wish Maxine peace and comfort during this time of bereaving- as well as the entire family.

Prayers your way!


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