Chuck (Charlie) Everts, age 90 of Prairie du Chien, WI passed away Saturday January 15th, 2022 at Crossing Rivers Hospital with his Family by his side. Chuck was born February 15th, 1931 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to John and Angie (Gallagher) Everts. Chuck had a memorable childhood, picking berries, hunting and fishing. He was “caught” by the girl of his dreams Rose Marie Miller, they were united in marriage on October 26, 1949. To this union two daughters were born Sherry and JoAnn. Chuck had a full life, as he told everyone often. He and Rose loved to travel, going every chance they got. Packing up and going on fishing trips all over and enjoying time on the river with friends and family. They also loved going to area casinos but especially loved Biloxi, Mississippi. Chuck was always an avid outdoorsman spending countless hours in the woods and on the water. Chuck was known locally for his fishing expertise whether it be in the boat or on the ice. Chuck worked for FMC corporation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for 38 years, retiring in 1984. Chuck and Rose moved permanently to Prairie du Chien in 1999, where Chuck fished as many hours as he could. After Rose passed March 16th, 2017 he enjoyed spending time with his family, relishing in the fact he was the head of five generations.
He survived by his children, Sherry (Steve) Slife, JoAnn Evans (Blair Dillman), grandchildren Jeff Slife, Jenny (Keith) Coleman and Jodi Evans. Great grandchildren Stephen (Keasha) Evans, Miranda Rose Slife (Jayce), Drake (Brooke Engelheart) Coleman, Dylan (Jayde Schubert) Coleman, Sammy and Maddison Rose Achman and Charlie Evans. Great great-grandchildren Taylor and Finn Evans. And a cousin, Johnny Gallagher of Cedar Rapids, IA. He is preceded in death by his parents John and Angie Everts, his wife Rose, his grandson David Evans, brothers; James and William, and sister Eileen Stotz.
A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday January 22nd at 11 A.M. until 2 P.M. at The Dousman House in Prairie du Chien, WI. The Family strongly but respectfully request no flowers. Memorials can be sent to Sherry Slife at 33166 Larry Lane Lot 27 Prairie du Chien, WI and will be forwarded to the Local Learn to Fish Program. Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien is assisting the Family.