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Charles William Lenius

May 23, 1941 — April 15, 2022

Kaukauna

Charles (Chuck) William Lenius, age 80, died peacefully on April 15, 2022, at Ascension St Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, surrounded by his family. He was born in Sturgeon Bay, WI on May 23, 1941, the third son of Theodore and Esther Lenius. Chuck grew up in Sturgeon Bay and while enrolled at Sturgeon Bay High School met the future love of his life Nancy Eichhorn.  After high school he attended UW Stout. Nancy and Chuck married on November 3, 1962, moved to Kaukauna and proceeded to have four children. 

Chuck worked as a sales representative for various companies in the Fox River Valley, such as Thilmany Paper; Nichol Straubel where he was Vice President; and then owned Sweete Wholesale Distributing for 20 years. In 2002 Chuck retired, and spent his remaining years traveling, camping, fishing/sleeping in the back of the boat, and visiting with friends.

Chuck will always be remembered as a wonderful and devoted husband, father and grandfather and uncle. His selfless and giving nature made everyone feel important and valued. A man of many smiles, he was gifted at making those around him laugh. He was a man who made people feel better just by being in his presence.  Family was paramount to Chuck and the time he spent playing cards, reading, hunting, and telling “bad dad jokes” to one and all will always be fondly if laughingly remembered. Remember it’s “Lenius, like Genius, only, with an L.”

Chuck was an active member of Holy Cross Catholic Church, and was a member of the Lions, Jaycees, the Elks and various community organizations. 

Charles is survived by his wife Nancy, children: Lisa (Kirk) Cichy, Kevin (Jessica) Lenius, Shannon (special friend Dave) Lenius and Tanya (Joe) Maitland; grandchildren: Kirk (fiancée Stacy) and Stephanie (fiancée Chris) Cichy, Kayla (Adam) Bauer, Alyssa, Lauren, and Michael Lenius and Matthew and Morgan Maitland. Charles is further survived by sisters in law Kay Lenius, Darlene Lenius, Rosemarie Brunner; brothers in law Wayne (Bev), Glen and Rick (Judy) Eichhorn.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his parents in law: Val and Dolphine Eichhorn, brothers: Richard and Kenneth Lenius, sister-in-law Tammy Eichhorn, nephews: Ryan and Ross Franke.

A funeral mass for Chuck will be held Tuesday April 19, 2022 at 11:00am at Holy Cross Catholic Church 309 S Desnoyer Street, Kaukauna, with Father David McElroy (Father Mac) officiating. Friends and family may gather at the church from 9:00am until the time of mass.

The family would like to thank very special nursing staff at Ascension St Elizabeth Hospital for their excellent care in Chucks last days.  A special note of gratitude to all our friends and family who have provided prayers, special thoughts and support to all of us.

In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Pillars Adult Shelter in Appleton in Chuck's name.

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Visitation

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

9:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna

309 Desnoyer St, Kaukauna, WI 54130

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)

Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna

309 Desnoyer St, Kaukauna, WI 54130

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