In Memory of Charles "Charlie" Grupe

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday November 8, 2019
Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ
1001 Birch Drive
Roberts WI, 54023

Visitation

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Saturday November 9, 2019
Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ
1001 Birch Drive
Roberts WI, 54023

Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday November 9, 2019
Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ
1001 Birch Drive
Roberts WI, 54023

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Charles “Charlie” William Grupe passed away peacefully in Hudson, Wisconsin on November 5, 2019. Charlie was born October 9th, 1936 in River Falls, Wisconsin. He was a lifelong resident of Roberts, Wisconsin. He graduated from Roberts High School and then married his high school sweetheart, Mary. They were married for 63 life-giving years. Charlie worked for Erickson Industries, which was followed by a long and enjoyable career at 3M where he eventually/ultimately retired. Charlie was constantly and consistently active in his community, serving as Mayor and Trustee for the Village of Roberts during the ’80’s through the 90’s. Additionally, he served for many years as a volunteer fire-fighter with the Roberts-Warren Fire Department. Equally as important and impactful to Charlie, was his commitment to the Roberts Lions Club, where he spent over 50 years as a serving member and leader to his local community. Charlie Grupe was well-known as an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. The adventure and serenity of his time outdoors, immersed in nature, was where he found the most peace and happiness.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Mary, sister, Sandra White, children: Jamie Grupe (Carolyn), Debbie Harvieux (Scott), Cindy Grupe (Tammy Marlow), Shelly Borgerson (Mike), grandchildren: Candice Sullivan (Dan), Derek Harvieux (Kristin), Makaila Borgerson (Clayton Thompson), Alexandra and Jordan Grupe, Carter and Charli Borgerson, and great-grandchildren: Brylee and Skyler Sullivan, and Sadie and Sophie Harvieux.

He is preceded in death by his father, Charles Grupe Sr., his mother, Avelyn Holme, his brothers: Gordon, Garold, Kermit, Ervin and his sisters: Burneal, Ardith, and Eileen.   

A memorial service for Charlie will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ in Roberts, WI. The visitation will be the night prior on Friday, November, 8 also at Roberts Congregational United Church of Christ from 4-7 pm as well as an hour prior to the service on Saturday. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family. 

 

Charles "Charlie"'s Tribute Wall

Tributes (12):

    • Miss you uncle Charles. You were so sweet and always had good memories of you! Prayers for Mary and family.

    • My heart is aching…. What a beautiful soul! My life is forever changed for the better because of knowing and loving Charlie. He was like a dad to me. I have so many happy and fun memories of my time spent with him. He sure was always full of surprises!! You were and will always remain in my heart and memories. Until we meet again….

    • So sorry to hear of the death of Charlie. My sincerest sympathy to you, Mary, and all your family. May God bless you and yours at this difficult time.

    • I am so sorry for the loss of Charlie as I spent much time growing up in the Grupe house with Shelly. We loved to give Charlie the “Business” and probably drove him crazy but he never showed it always smiling! Thanks for great memories we all loved you Charlie!

    • May the God of all comfort be with you at this difficult time. Keeping all of you in my daily thoughts and prayers. Charlie was one of the most loyal parents for supporting SCC sports. It was always great to hear him cheer and coach from the bleachers! Deepest sympathies.

    • Charlie was such a good guy. Friendly, good natured and highly respected. A great outdoorsman, who loved nature and his family. Prayers for the entire Grupe family. May God bless.

    • I was fortunate to have two great men play pivotal roles in my life; my dad and Charlie. Thanks for the lessons and the memories, Charlie. Here’s to clear cool streams full of trout and hunting seasons that never end. You will be missed my friend.