NAPERVILLE – Charles H. Koretke, aged 77, a lifelong resident of Naperville, IL, was taken home by his Heavenly Father on Father’s Day, June 19, 2022. He was born on December 27, 1944, in Aurora, IL, to the late Richard and Barbara (nee Brummel) Koretke. Chuck is survived by his loving wife of more than 53 years, Joyce (nee Stover); by a son, Charles and daughter-in-law, Elizabeth of Silver Spring, MD; a daughter, Julie Hager of Reno, NV; and two grandchildren, Grace and Jack Hager, also of Reno, NV. He is also survived by longtime family friends, Andy and Nancy Johnson of Naperville and their children, Alex and Eric, both of whom he considered his grandsons. Chuck grew up in Naperville and was a member of the Naperville Community High School Class of 1962. He enlisted in the US Navy during the Vietnam War and served aboard the USS Enterprise, an aircraft carrier that spent time in the Gulf of Tonkin. Following his service in the Navy, Chuck became a member of American Legion Post 43 and was a Past Commander. At an early age, Chuck loved spending time on his grandparents’ farm, working alongside his uncles. He would have chosen to be a farmer, but in his early teens, Chuck went to work for his parents’ painting and decorating business. Several years later he launched his own painting company. He was in great demand and enjoyed working for his many loyal, repeat customers. He was an attendee of Naperville Presbyterian Church and an active participant in a small group Bible study hosted in his home. The family wishes to thank the many friends who offered their support, condolences, and help during Chuck’s final journey home. They have been a blessing. A visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 22nd, from 3pm to 7pm, followed by a brief service at 7pm at the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory, 516 S. Washington St., Naperville. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Chuck’s memory be made to Illinois Independent Living Center, Katharine Manor Apartments, 1141 Iroquois Avenue, Suite 104, Naperville, IL 60563.
Published by Daily Herald on Jun. 21, 2022.
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