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Charles Gale Gahler


Charles “Chuck” Gale Gahler, 86, passed away at home on his birthday, Nov. 25 holding the hand of his precious wife of 63 years.

Chuck was born and raised in Lake Tomahawk; helping his late father and brother Carly drilling wells. He was also one of the original members of the snowshoe baseball team.

Since his retirement in 1989 as the Woodruff Fish Hatchery supervisor, Chuck had enjoyed fishing trips, spending time with family and wintering in Florida. He was always ready for a game pinochle, cribbage or Kismet, all the while smoking his pipe filled with Captain Black. He instilled in his children (by example) a tenacious work ethic like no other. A man of few words, his actions spoke volumes and we all knew we were loved.

Chuck is survived by his wife Della, his four children, Cindy (Ron) McCardle, Guy, Gaye (Mike) Tamburrino and Charlie (Ann). Fourteen grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Also several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends and co-workers.

Chuck has gone on to meet his best friend and hunting/fishing buddy, Butch. He’s also meeting up with his dad, mom, brother, sister, nephews and good friends in heaven.

There will be no formal visitation or funeral at this time. A family get together to remember Chuck will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Woodruff Baptist Church.

Bolger Cremation and Funeral Services of Woodruff and Minocqua is assisting the family. Please visit www.bolgerfuneral.com to share condolences, memories or pictures.

 

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