Charles ‘Chuck’ Plantenberg, 85

obit-Plantenberg-CharlesCharles “Chuck” Plantenberg, a resident of Royalton, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, Feb. 28, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton, with Fr. Laurn Virnig officiating.
Charles “Chuck” Anthony Plantenberg was born June 30, 1927, in Royalton, the son of Rudolph and Louise (Lodermeier) Plantenberg. He grew up in the Royalton area and attended Royalton elementary and high school. He enlisted in the United States Navy where he served from 1945 – 1949 when he was honorably discharged. Following the service, he was united in marriage to Jeanette Selinski Sept. 28, 1953, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Bowlus. The couple made their home in Royalton where they have lived all their married life. Chuck worked as a salesman for Royalton Beverage Company for 30 years and later at Hennepin Paper in Little Falls until his retirement. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, coaching baseball, playing cards, trips to the casino and the activities at the Legion. He was the founder of the Little League Little Six baseball in Royalton. He also enjoyed working with the Boy Scouts. Chuck especially enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Royalton where he was an usher, the Royalton American Legion for more than 60 years, Royalton Fire Department for 29 years, Royalton City Councilman for many years and the Royalton Sportsmen’s Club.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jeanette of Royalton; children, Karen (Jerry) Zilka of Little Falls and Steve (Wendy) Plantenberg of Robins, Iowa; three grandchildren, Jason (Hayley) Zilka of Hasting, Amanda (Josh) Trembley of Rice and Lakyn Plantenberg of Robins, Iowa; great-grandchildren, London Zilka and Brecken Zilka and many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph and Louise Plantenberg; siblings, Clarence Plantenberg, Joseph Plantenberg, Ann Hauser, Theresa Zurowski, and Rita Plantenberg.
Emblom-Brenny Funeral Home