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Charles "Chuck" L. Wolven

May 18, 1936 ~ June 9, 2021 (age 85)


Charles “Chuck” L. Wolven, age 85, of Ottawa, passed away Wednesday, June 9th.

Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 21st at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Cheri Stewart officiating.  Interment will follow at Oakwood Memorial Park.  There will be no visitation.  Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home is honored to handle arrangements.

Chuck was born May 18, 1936 in Bradley, Illinois, a son of Clarence and Lucille (Yohnka) Wolven.  He married the love of his life, Linda C. Bruce, February 9, 1962 in Tinley Park, Illinois.  She preceded him in death October 30, 2016.  Chuck is survived by his children, Brian (Peggy) Wolven of Columbia, MD and Sherry Wolven of Waterloo, Belgium; and grandchildren, Rachel Wolven and husband Don Carnohan of Jessup, MD, Jennifer (Gabriel) Rykaczewski and husband Sam of Virginia Beach, VA, Joshua (Katie) Gabriel of Alpharetta, GA, and Alexandra, Amaury and Delphine Raymaekers of Waterloo, Belgium.  Also surviving are brothers, Kenneth (Rita) Wolven of Barrington, IL and Neil Wolven of Kankakee, IL; and sisters, Marsha Darche of Lansing, MI, Kathryn (Jim) DeYoung of Marion, IL, Gerry Hallas of Bourbonnais, IL and Carol (Paul) Rittmanic of Fort Wayne, IN.

Chuck was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir and served in various capacities.  He had been employed as a chemical engineer and financial planner for various chemical companies.  Chuck was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and cherished the time spent with them.

Memorial contributions may be directed to First United Methodist Church.

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Memorial Service
June 21, 2021

1:30 PM
First United Methodist Church
100 West Jefferson Street
Ottawa, IL 61350


First United Methodist Church
100 West Jefferson Street, Ottawa IL 61350
Tel: 1-815-433-1060

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