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In Memory of Charles Zwald

Memorial Gathering of Family & Friends

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday May 17, 2021
Historic Woodside Church
2053 Cty. Rd. N
Baldwin WI, 54002

Charles Richard Zwald, age 50, of Baldwin, WI, passed away unexpectedly the evening of Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Western Wisconsin Health in Baldwin, WI. Charles was born October 10, 1970, on a Royal Air Force base in England, where his father, Gene, was stationed at the time. Gene & his wife, Sue, would be blessed with two sons, Charles & Brian; & they would eventually relocate back to Woodville, WI to settle their family. Charles graduated high school from Baldwin-Woodville with the class of 1989 before going on to complete a bachelor’s degree in English from UW-LaCrosse. For the majority of his career, Charles worked for Ameriprise in their sales department as a supervision manager.

Charles had many interests outside of work. He was a sports enthusiast, & especially enjoyed football & cheering on his beloved Minnesota Vikings. Charles liked to play many different kinds of card games, but poker was always his favorite. It wasn’t uncommon to find his nose in a book. Charles liked thrilling adventure novels best, as well as historical works to feed his passion for learning World War II history.  He loved to cook and share his cooking, especially his famous Reuben dip.

He could always be counted on for a good laugh. Charles always had corny jokes on deck to brighten your day. He was known as jokester, but will be remembered most for his welcoming & kindhearted spirit that made him approachable to all who crossed his path. Charles loved people, (his family & friends), animals, (especially cats), & his Lord. Though his time with us was cut far too short, the life he led & the love he shared will never be forgotten by those who carry his memory in their hearts. 

Charles will remain in the hearts of his beloved fiancée, Brenda Fritz of Baldwin, WI; parents, Gene & Sue Zwald of Woodville, WI; brother, Brian (Julie) Zwald of Farmington, MN; nieces, Kristyn (Tony) Maciej of Farmington, MN, & Nina (Joe Simonsen) Zwald of St. James, MN; awaited father-in-law, Bob Fritz of McIntosh, MN; awaited sister-in-law, Kristin (Johnny) Watson, of Bloomington, MN; cats, Fred & Bennett; as well as many aunts & uncles, numerous cousins & extended family members, & friends. He is preceded in death by his awaited mother-in-law, DeeDee Fritz; & his favorite dog, Jake.

A Memorial Gathering of Charles’s Family & Friends will be held from 1:00-3:00 P.M, Monday, May 17, 2021, at the Historic Woodside Church, 2053 Cty. Rd. N, Baldwin, WI 54002. A Private Interment will take place at the Baldwin Cemetery. Services entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton St, Baldwin, WI 54002, 715-684-3434, info@oconnellfuneralhomes.com.

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    • Rest in Peace. Your sense of humor and endless compassion will be sorely missed.

    • Sympathy, love, and hugs to all. Chuck will always be remembered by me as a truly kind and caring soul. We shared many smiles and laughs in the BW days.

    • My condolences to Charles family and friends. Charles will be dearly missed by all. He was a shinny light, a humors statement to lighten the day, a colleague, a friend, and I will miss him. I can’t believe he’s gone, but I’m thankful to have known him over the years.

    • Our deepest sympathy to the Zwald family and friends. Jack recalls Chuck as a really good guy, hard working, friendly and respectful. He was a great asset to the football team which won the State Championship in 1987 as well as being a strong team leader the following year. He was an enjoyable kid! Rest In Peace, Chuck.

    • Peace to the Zwald family and everyone experiencing this sudden, painful loss.

    • Rest In Peace, Charles. I will never forget the great times we had in the Apple Valley town house. Some of the best times of my life. You are a great friend

    • Our Sunday evening Zoom meetings will never
      be the same. Thank you, Chuck, for your love,
      generosity and always making us laugh. You
      are a treasure, I love you!