Visitation: Saturday, Feb. 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. Service: Saturday, Feb. 13, at 4 p.m. Location: First Reformed Church in Waupun
Charles Schouten, 94 of Waupun, was called to his heavenly home on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021, at his home with family by his side.
Charles was born on July 16, 1926, in the home that he lived in his entire life.
He was the son of Charles and Hattie (De Motts) Schouten.
On September 1, 1948, he was united in marriage to Rose Vande Slunt in Waupun. Together they joyfully raised three children on the family farm. The Schoutens owned the farm for over 100 years.
Charles was a dairy farmer until 1969, and was also a mechanic for Lee Turtleott. After he sold the dairy cows, Charles and Rose switched to raising steers and cash cropping. He was also a truck driver for Moorman’s Feed. In 1989, Charles retired as a mechanic for the Waupun City Garage.
He loved his family and cherished his time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Charles’ greatest request was that his children be kind and love one another.
Charles enjoyed the outdoors including hunting, fishing and traveling out West with his family. Another favorite pastime was feeding and watching the birds. His family was all taught so much from him, building things, learning mechanical repairs, and so much more. He was a great storyteller and prankster. Charles also had a great passion for all their dogs. He loved old Westerns, especially John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. Charles’ family will always think of him when watching them.
Charles is survived by his loving wife of 72 years, Rose; loved and adored by his two daughters, Charleen (Martin) Hidde of Waupun and Lori (Dean) Bauer of Brownsville; four grandchildren, Tony (girlfriend, Amanda) Hidde, Eric (Tiffany) Hidde, both of Waupun, Lucas (Alexis) Bauer of North Fond du Lac and Hattie (boyfriend Sage) Bauer of Brownsville; five great-grandchildren, Easton, Kendall, Kinsley, Cheyanne and Wyatt; a sister, Helen Bille of Waupun; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dennis; a brother, Delmar and his sister, Gladys.
Visitation for Charles will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 13, at First Reformed Church, 422 West Franklin Street, Waupun.
A memorial service for Charles at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at church with Pastor Barry Lang officiating.
The family would like to thank Hospice Home Care for all their loving in-home hospice support staff that helped him stay comfortable at home.
Kohls Community Funeral Home is assisting the family.www.kohlsfh. com