Obit: Charles H. Pantle, Jr., 89, of Fredonia

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June 28, 2017 – Fredonia, WI – Charles H. Pantle, Jr. of Fredonia died on Friday, June 23, 2017 at his home at the age of 89 years. He was born on May 15, 1928 in Highland Park, IL to the late Charles and Sophie (nee Henrichs) Pantle.  He grew up in the Highland Park area and attended local schools.  At the age of 17, he enlisted in the United States Army, serving during the Korean Conflict.  Following his discharge, he returned to Illinois.

On March 15, 1952, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth L. Larson. Elizabeth predeceased July 10, 2014.

He worked as a mechanic for Dealer’s Redi-Mix for many years. Following his retirement, he held various part-time jobs.

In 1980, the family moved to Wisconsin, settling in Fredonia.

Throughout the years, he enjoyed many hobbies including golfing, bowling and camping with his family.

He was a member of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150.

Survivors include his daughter Laura (Lee) DeRuyter of West Bend; 2 grandchildren Allyson (Joshua) Filo and Michael DeRuyter; 1 great-granddaughter Harper Filo; 2 brothers Howard (Ruth) Pantle of Fredonia and Kenneth (Patricia) Pantle of Hawthorn Woods, IL; 1 sister Jean Smith of Fredonia; his loyal companion Curly the dog, nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by 2 sons Chuck and Lonnie, 3 brothers Alvin, Gilbert (Gloria), William (Carol) and 1 sister Beatrice (Edward) Sjoberg.

A gathering for family and friends will be held at a later date.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

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