Mr. Charles Lewis “Chuck” Westin, age 91, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Heisinger Bluffs, LSS.
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Chuck was born on March 5, 1930 in Howell, Mi., the son of Carl A. and Anna M. (Conrad) Westin. He was married on April 15, 1952 in Grove City, Oh. to Mary Joann Emmelhainz, who preceded him in death on January 20, 2012.
Chuck was a 1948 graduate of Fowlerville High School in Fowlerville, MI. He went on to graduate from Capital University of Columbus, OH in 1952.
He bravely served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was stationed in Thule, Greenland for 13 months. When Chuck returned to civilian life, he taught high school in Ada, Oh. He then worked for 32 years at General Motors Corporation in various facilities around the Detroit area, finishing his career in the Central Office/Human Resources Department until his retirement.
Chuck had a life-long love for music, beginning with piano lessons at an early age. He was most proficient playing the piano and the trumpet, but he played many other instruments as well. Chuck was an accomplished singer and choir director at several different churches during his lifetime. He also shared his considerable solo singing talents at innumerable weddings and special events. Chuck was a great home-handyman, and he could fix just about anything. Most of all, Chuck cherished his family, especially gatherings with his children and grandchildren.
Survivors include: three sons, Steve Westin (Karen) of Jefferson City, Mo., Jeff Westin (Sheila) of Berea, Ky., and Brad Westin (Kathy) of Lynn, Ma.; and five grandchildren, Emma Westin, Hannah Westin, Caitlyn Deaton (Daniel), Nicholas Westin, and Zachary Westin.
Chuck was preceded in death by his loving wife and parents.
Visitation will be held next Saturday, April 3, 2021 from 10:00 until 11:00 am at Freeman Mortuary. Memorial services will follow at 11:00 am in the Freeman Chapel with Chaplain Jim Mueller officiating. Everyone is welcome to attend the services while following social distancing guidelines.
Interment will take place in the St. George Lutheran Cemetery in Brighton, Mi. at a later date.
A webcast of the service will begin at 11:00 am for friends and family that are not able to attend by going to his memorial page on Freeman Mortuary’s website and clicking the "photos and videos" tab. Friends may mail sympathy cards to the funeral home or leave condolences online to be given to his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Benevolent Care Fund at Heisinger Bluffs Retirement Center, 1002 West Main Street, Jefferson City, Mo. 65109 or Hospice Compassus, 600 Monroe Street, Suite 100, Jefferson City, Mo. 65101.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.