Obit: Abrahamson, Charles Albert (1929 - 2009)
Contact: Ken Wood  

Surnames: Abrahamson, Hogan, Gulley, Lombardi, Trzebiatowski, Waldhart, Wolf, Brown, Baumgartner, Peluse, Hogan, Roque, Rosploch

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) Tuesday, 10 Mar. 2009

Abrahamson, Charles Albert (9 Mar. 1929 - 6 Mar. 2009)

STURGEON BAY -- Charles Albert Abrahamson of Sturgeon Bay passed into eternal life, peacefully, with family at his side, on March 6, 2009, at Door County Memorial Hospital. Charles passed away at the age of 79 following a long and courageous battle with heart and lung disease.

Chuck was born in Sturgeon Bay on March 9, 1929, to Albert and Mary (Hogan) Abrahamson. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Eugene Abrahamson and Joan Gulley.

Chuck lived in Sturgeon Bay until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the age of 17 during World War II; he served three years, and was stationed in the Philippines and Guam.

After his military service, Chuck attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, where he received a Teaching Degree, with a minor in Mathematics. While attending Platteville he played, and later coached football. In 1954, Chuck played football for the Green Bay Packers under Coach Vince Lombardi.

His first teaching position was as an Industrial Arts instructor, and football coach in Paradise, Michigan. Later he taught and coached in various cities throughout the state of Wisconsin. In 1968, Charles, his wife, and family moved to Loyal, Wisconsin, where he taught industrial arts, driver's education, and coached the football and golf teams. After 26 years of teaching at Loyal High School, Chuck and his wife, Betty, retired to his childhood home of Sturgeon Bay.

In 2005, Chuck and Betty (Trzebiatowski) celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at St. Joseph Catholic Church surrounded by their large family and Loyal friends.

He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. Chuck was a 4th Degree KC, and a member of the American Legion.

Survivors include Betty, his cherished wife of 53 years, who nursed him through his many medical crises; and their eight children, John (Karen) Abrahamson of Livonia, Mich., (grandsons Matt, Adam, great-grandson Isaac), Joe (Debbie) Abrahamson of Seminole, Fla., (granddaughters Jen (Eddie) Roque, great-granddaughter Delaney, grandsons Tim and Michael, and granddaughter Becky), Anne (Gordy) Rosploch of Plymouth (grandsons Jonathon and Eric, granddaughters Amanda and Katherine), Mary (Ralph) Waldhart of Wausau, Susan (Leonard) Wolf of Granton, Therese (Craig) Brown of Mosinee (grandsons Travis and Connor), Lisa (Timothy) Baumgartner of Loyal (granddaughter Jade, grandsons Seth, Sam and Jacob), Thomas (Teresa) Abrahamson of Denmark, Wis., (grandson Luke); 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Charles was a wonderful person, loving father and husband, an avid sportsman, golfer, card enthusiast, and friend to all who knew him. He will be truly missed.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m. today, Tuesday, March 10, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Dominic Peluse officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home on Monday evening, and at the church Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services at 1 p.m. A Knights of Columbus rosary will be prayed at 5 p.m. Monday at Huehns Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made in his memory to St. John Bosco Catholic School in Sturgeon Bay, or St. Anthony Catholic School in Loyal.

Special thanks from our family go to the nurses and staff of Door County Memorial Hospital, Ministry Home Care, Father Dominic, and to Dr. Richard Hogan for their compassionate care.



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