Charles Stuever, Jr.

Obituary of Charles H. Stuever, Jr.

         Charles H. Stuever, Jr., a dedicated father and proud grandfather, passed away on June 26, 2024 at the age of 92. He was born on August 15, 1931 in St. Louis, MO, the son of the late Charles H. and Teresa Stuever.

          Charlie lived a life marked by hard work, service, and a commitment to providing for his family. He attended St. Louis University for college and dental school and enlisted for service as a dentist with the Air Force in Goose Bay, Labrador. After attending Marquette University for his periodontology degree, he spent a 35-year career as both a practicing periodontist at Hines Veteran’s Administration Hospital and a professor of periodontology at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in Chicago, IL.

          He took great pride in his knowledge and skills, having a mastery of vocabulary and enjoying knowing how to spell and define any word in the dictionary. He loved family vacations to Lake Geneva and Door County, WI, golfing, exercising, bowling, and socializing with friends. Known for his practical skills, he was handy around the house and a helpful neighbor. In his later years, he preferred keeping to himself and enjoyed quiet moments watching sports on TV, often with a beer and French fries by his side.

          Charlie was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ann Stuever, of 25 years, and sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Jean (Charles) Wehner and Lois (Frederick) Luth. He is survived by his daughters, Maureen (Thomas) Kaltenbach and Teresa (Lon) Welsh; grandchildren Elizabeth (Christopher) Ahearn, Heather Kaltenbach, Melody (Hudson) Hartzog, Drew Welsh, and Chase Welsh; great-grandchild due in August; many nieces and nephews; and his friend for many years, Noreen Murphy.

          Charlie’s legacy of hard work, dedication, and integrity will be remembered by his family and those who knew him. The family is grateful to the staff at The Maplewood Nursing Home in Webster, NY for their attentive and loving care. A private service will be held to honor his memory. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network at be considered in Charlie’s memory.

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