Charles W. Deering, Jr.January 6, 1952 ~ September 17, 2019 (age 67)
Memorial Services for Charles W. “Chuck” Deering, Jr., 67, Norfolk, will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, September 20, 2019 at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. Reverend Dave Goehmann will officiate. Inurnment will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Military honors conducted by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, American Legion Post 16, VFW Post 1644 and the American Legion Riders. Visitation with family will be 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue. Home for Funerals are in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Deering passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at his home in Norfolk.
Charles Willard was born January 6, 1952 in Norfolk, Nebraska to his parents Charles and Ruth (Watson) Deering, Sr.. He attended Madison High School. Charles served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1973 with three tours in Vietnam. During his time in the Navy, he earned his GED.
Charles married Julie Freudenburg on July 8, 1978 at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk. The couple raised their family on the family farm just west of Norfolk. He worked as an over the road truck driver for 46 years. Charles was the owner of Deering Trucking, Inc.
He loved racing stock cars and tinkering with old tractors and cars. From their porch, Charles and Julie could be found enjoying a good cup of coffee or a cold beer while enjoying the scenery.
He is survived by his wife Julie, son Chris (Abbie), daughter Annette, grandchildren Tristan, Asher, Zavier, Violet and Everleigh, mother Ruth Randle of Madison, sisters Carol Clark of Diller, Judy Green of Plainview, Jackie (Jim) Hatfield of Norfolk, brothers Tom Deering of Schertz, TX, Jerry (Rhonda) Randle of Hubert, NC, Dave Randle of Hayward, WI and Jeff (Sharon) Randle of Mt. Sterling, KY, mother-in-law Delores Freudenburg of Madison, brothers-in-law Larry Freudenburg of Norfolk, Jim (Ann) Freudenburg of Madison, Ken Freudenburg of Council Bluffs, IA, and Duane (Joan) Freudenburg of Norfolk, sisters-in-law Patti (Tom) Reigle of Madison, Janet (Dan) Wolken of Madison, and Connie (Mike) Weiss of Wahoo, and many nieces and nephews.
Chuck was preceded in death by his father, grandparents, father-in-law, a niece and a nephew.