Charles L. “Chuck” Stewart, age 93, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
He was born at home at 616 Michigan Avenue in Gladstone on January 11, 1925. His parents, Dr. D.D. Stewart, D.D.S and Irene (Brown) Stewart were children of pioneer Gladstone residents. Chuck graduated from Gladstone High School in 1942 and traveled to Lower Michigan were he enrolled at Cassady Lake Tech at Chelsea where he studied to be a machinist. As World War II was raging Chuck enlisted in the U.S. Army. After serving two years in the South Pacific as a Combat Infantryman he received an honorable discharge. He then enrolled at Michigan State College and graduated in 1950 with a dual degree in Business Administration and Science. He then traveled to Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was employed in sales promotion. He resigned from Standard Oil Industry and was hired by Dun and Bradstreet in their credit and finance department. With a move to Los Angeles he joined a subsidiary of All State Insurance in their underwriting department. Returning to the Gladstone area in 1958 he was employed by the United States Post Office until retiring in 1985.
Chuck met Christine Brown in Milwaukee and married his loving and beautiful wife in 1952 and they remained together until her death in 2008. They had four children, Chuck, Jr., Mary, Craig “Sammy” and Mark. Chuck, Jr. was killed in during the Vietnam War on October 31, 1972.
Chuck is survived by hs children, Mary, Craig and Mark; four grandchildren, two great grandchildren and his brother, Lt. Colonel Douglas Stewart.
Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Chuck will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery along side his wife and son.
Memorial donations in Chuck’s name may be directed to the Salvation Army.
The Stewart family is being assisted by the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone