Charles “Chuck” Van Vleet, 87, of Madison, passed away at 11:55 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family while under hospice care.
He was born Nov. 18, 1928, in Jackson, Miss., to the late Jessie (Van Epps) Buckland and Ernest Van Vleet.
On July 29, 1978, he and Delores Sorenson were married in Moberly, Mo. She preceded him in death on July 31, 2014.
Chuck was a Korean War U.S. Army veteran and member of Niedringhaus United Methodist Church, American Legion and the Moose. He was a construction laborer for many years and had owned Chucks Well Service.
Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Johnson of Kampsville, Ill., and Cheryl and David Hammond of Livingston, Ill.; two sons, Jimmy Van Vleet of Granite City and Charles “Chuck” Van Vleet of Kampsville; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a brother, Richard (Evelyn) Van Vleet of Jackson, Miss., and a dear friend, Andy Economy of Madison.
Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Van Vleet; three brothers and three sisters.
Cremation arrangements with online information and guestbook through Wojstrom Funeral Home & Crematory may be found at www.wojstrom.com.