Charles Francis FincklerCharles Francis Finckler, born Jan. 4, 1952, in Superior, passed away on Aug. 22, 2008, after battling a long illness.
Charles Francis Finckler, born Jan. 4, 1952, in Superior, passed away on Aug. 22, 2008, after battling a long illness. During Chuck’s last days at both the hospital and hospice, and at the time of his death, Chuck was surrounded by family and friends.
Chuck was a graduate of Superior Senior High School and then graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a master’s degree in school psychology. Chuck worked for three years in the Ashland school district and has worked the last 27 years as a school psychologist in the Osseo school district. Chuck worked in many different elementary, junior high, senior high schools, and the Osseo Secondary Transition Center. Chuck tested thousands of students over his career, provided counseling to students, parents, and staff and was widely known for writing comprehensive reports.
Chuck loved to travel and was an avid gardener. Chuck was also a very spiritual person who supported food shelves, the humane society, and various hospice facilities, with his time and donations. Chuck loved to read and always surrounded himself with pets that he adopted. In addition to being a loving son and brother he was a devoted uncle, brother-in-law, friend and colleague. Chuck’s spirit of strength and support will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Chuck is survived by his mother Elizabeth Finckler of Hugo, Minn.; brother and sister-in-law Pat and Barb Finckler of Shrewsbury, Mass.; sister Diane Kiszewski of Superior; brother and sister-in-law Jeff and Mary Finckler of Hugo, and a host of nephews, nieces, relatives, and friends.
Chuck was preceded in death by his father Gerald Hugh Finckler and brother Dan Finckler.
A visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday with a service immediately after at the Parish Community of St. Joseph, 8701 36th Ave. N., New Hope, Minn. Please send all flowers to the Parish Community of St. Joseph. It would be appreciated if any donations were made in Chuck’s name to the Trinity Mission Food Shelf in St. Paul, Open Arms of Minnesota, or the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley, Minn.