Charles “Charlie” A. Zahn, age 92, passed away peacefully at Aspirus Wausau Hospital on May 1, 2022. Charlie was born to Harry and Elsie (Krueger) Zahn on February 12, 1930. He married Joanne Kopplin on June 9, 1956.
Charlie and Joanne took over the family farm and stayed there until 1992, when they moved to Wausau. Charlie remained active with his son Steve on the farm well into his 90’s. A day on the tractor or driving the gator with his bulldog Jenny was a great day for Charlie. Charlie was baptized, confirmed and married at St. John’s Church, Town of Maine and remained an active member until his passing. Charlie and Joanne loved playing cards with their friends in various card clubs over the years, and Charlie also loved to fish in the pond in front of the farm.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 65 years, Joanne; his daughter, Deb Maley and his son Steve Zahn; four grandchildren, Ashlee (Andy) Van Der Geest, Nick Maley, Justin Zahn (Julia Anderson) and Alex Zahn.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents Harry and Elsie Zahn, his mother and father- in- law, Franklin and Irma Kopplin, his brother and sister-in-law, Cliff and Vicky Zahn, a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Ellen and Orville Krueger, a brother-in-law, Stanley Wiederhoeft, his son-in-law, Todd Maley and his daughter-in-law, Pam Zahn.
Services will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022, at St. John Lutheran Church, 5304 N 44th Ave., town of Maine. Visitation will begin at 2:00 P.M. and the service will be at 4:30 P.M. followed by a procession through Charlie’s farm and a graveside service in the church cemetery. There will be a celebration of life with dinner and drinks at Willow Springs Gardens following the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Johns Lutheran Church town of Maine.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Monica Howe for all the love and care she has given Joanne and Charlie, Patrice Marquardt for all the care and visits she gave Charlie, everyone who cared for him on the MAP unit at Aspirus hospital especially his nurse Tina.
Helke Funeral Home, Wausau is assisting the family with arrangements. You may leave messages and condolences for his family at helke.com.