Charles Albert Leffel
Charles "Chuck" Albert Wm Leffel 1913-2002
Charles Albert William Leffel "Chuck" was born March 21, 1913; the 3rd child of Herman Gustave Leffel (1886-1960) & Anna Marie Ewert (1891-1927) in EauPlaine/March Rapids, Marathon County, Wisconsin.
He married Gladyce Pearl Johnson (1910-2002) of Cloverland, Douglas County, Wisconsin on August 10, 1935 @ Gladyce's family homestead. He was a heavy equipment operator (farming) with Johnson & Priola and Gladyce was a school teacher. They lived on the Johnson Homestead in Cloverland until they moved to their farm in Lakeside, Douglas, WI with their 2 children. Sone James "Jimmy" Philip Leffel and Annie Jean Leffel. The couple was very involved in local politics, the Maple School District and The Brule Sportsman's Club. They retired and moved to Brule Twp. Charles spent his retirement fishing the Brule River, playing horseshoes with friends and tending his oversized garden. They celebrated 67 years of marriage. They were a true love story and two people ahead of their time.
Shortly before they passed they moved to Winston, Douglas, Oregon to their daughter Annie's property until Gladyce passed away in Jan 2002. Charles went back to Wisconsin and lived at The Middle River Rehab Center in Hawthorn, Douglas County, WI with his brother Norman (aka"Denny), where Charles passed away after falling out of bed, on Aug 15th 2002, at the age of 89, 8 months after Gladyce. He missed her terribly and spoke of her daily until he passed. He and Gladyce were buried in Pine Ridge Cemetery , in Brule, Wisconsin. They were the salt of the earth and brought joy to everyone they touched.
Siblings: Elsie Bernine Louise (Steve Bezak) 1911-1988, Melvin A 1912-____, Norman "Denny"(Ethel Stenback) 1951-2003 & Beatrice (Ray Golimowski) 1919-2008.
Children: James "Jim" Philip Leffel(Kris Strauman ) 1939-1999 & Annie Jean Leffel (Gerald Bridge)1954 - living as of 2018.
Grand Children: Antonette Lynn Bridge , Teresa Ann Bridge, Kimberly Leffel, Jennifer Leffel.
Great Grand Children: Daniella & Hunter Walker, Sophie & Andrew Longa
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