Obit: Kingswan, Charles Jesse (1944 - 1997)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Kingswan, Thompson, Smith, Quagon, Decorah, Young, Downey, Sayers, Funmaker, Blackdeer, Blackwell, Greendeer, Poolaw, Whitegull, Yellowthunder, Eades, Harrison

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wisconsin) 5 Nov. 1997; Page 13

Kingswan, Charles Jesse "Japhakiaris" (19 April 1944 - 2 Nov. 1997)

Charles Thompson Kingswan, age 53, of Dells Dam, WI. Died Sunday, Nov. 2, 1997, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI.

Charles Jesse Thompson Kingswan was born on April 19, 1944 in Wisconsin Rapids, WI the son of Victor and Cylvia (Thompson) Kingswan. He graduated from Mechanic Arts High School in St. Paul, Minn. And then enlisted into the United States Army on Oct. 15, 1965, serving in Okinawa. After his discharge from the Army on Oct. 17, 1968 he continued his education, graduating from McCallester College in St. Paul, Minn. And the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. Charles went on to medical school and graduated from Stanford University at Palo Alto Calif., and the University of California at Berkley, Calif. His residency was held in Albuquerque, N. M., Pine Ridge, S. D. and Popular, M.T. Once finished with residency he operated a clinic in St. Paul, Minn. He was united in marriage to Jennifer Smith in June of 1977. In 1980 he moved back to Wisconsin.

He is survived by two sons: Courage Kingswan of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and Silas Quagon of Hayward, Wis., one daughter, Rita Kingswan of Dells Dam, Wis.; two brothers, Kelly (Donna) Decorah of Black River Falls, Wis., and Fred Kingswan of Dells Dam; seven sisters: Alice Mae Kingswan Eades of Wyville, Wis., Sharon Kingswan Harrison of Black River Falls, Wis., Maxine Kingswan of Black River Falls, Georgia Kingswan of Chicago, Ill., Carla Kingswan of Black River Falls, Crystal (William) Young of Dells Dam and Gayle Kingswan Downey of Eleva, Wis. He is also survived by an uncle Ralph Thompson of Fairchild, Wis., and two aunts: Merle Thompson of Dells Dam and Beulah Sayers of Duluth, Minn.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and an infant brother.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1997 at the Kingswan residence. James Funmaker will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Dells Dam Indian Cemetery with military rites accorded by the Andrew Blackhawk American Legion Post #129 of Black River Falls and Joseph White American Legion post #442 of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, Wis.

Honorary Casket Bearer in Bennet Blackdeer.

Casket Bearers are: Forest Blackderr, Billy Blackwell, Jerry Greendeer, Mike Poolaw, Rex Whitegull and Dexter Yellowthunder.

The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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