Charles P. "Chuck" Deutsch, age 86, long time resident of West Chicago, passed away on Friday, June 24, 2011 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield. Chuck was born on October 11, 1924 in Virgil, Illinois to George and Jeannette Deutsch. He served in the US Navy during WWII. Chuck was united in marriage on April 3, 1948 to Louise Claire Modaff. He was a member of the American Legion Post 300 and Leon Richardt VFW Post 6791 both of West Chicago and volunteer West Chicago Fireman. He worked for many years with Harry W. Kuhn and Belding Engineering Co. and also bartended at the American Legion Post 300.
Chuck is survived by seven children; Chuck (Anne MacDonald) Deutsch II of West Chicago, Kathy (Paul) Slamar of Barrington, IL, Tom (Kim Dirr) Deutsch of AZ, Pat (Dan) Darimont of Aurora, Don (Kami Schmitt) Deutsch of West Chicago, Debbie (Greg) Frommert of West Chicago and Terri (Rick) Kwasniewski of Franklin, WI; fourteen grandchildren; Chuck (Cathy) Deutsch III, Janet (Gary Brazeau) Deutsch, Chris Slamar, Bill (Kendra) Deutsch, Beth (Earl) Puckett, Melissa (Zach) Birchfield, Christine Darimont, Nicholas (Meghan) Darimont, Brett (Elizabeth) Deutsch, Sharon (Tim) Barthel, David and Michael Frommert and Amber and Andrea Kwasniewski; four great-grandchildren Charles Deutsch IV, Michael Kleist, Izabella Barthel and Hayden Deutsch; one sister Loretta Sheppard; one brother Leo Deutsch; loving caregiver Bernadetta Stasinska and many nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Louise in 2006; three grandchildren; Mike Deutsch, Becky Deutsch and Shelli Deutsch; and brother; Harold Deutsch.
Visitation will be held on Monday, June 27, 2011 from 4 to 8 pm at Norris-Walen-Segert Funeral Home, 132 Fremont St. (one block north of Washington St. and Main) West Chicago. Prayers Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 9:30 am from the funeral home to St. Mary's Church, 164 N. Oakwood, West Chicago. Mass 10 am. Interment at Assumption Cemetery in Wheaton. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the American Legion Post 300, 123 Main St. West Chicago, 60185 or West Chicago Fire Protection District, 200 Fremont St., West Chicago, IL 60185. 630-231-0060 or www.norriswalensegertfh.com