Charles A. Paine, 80 of Chippewa Falls, Wis., passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at Marshfield Medical Center in Eau Claire, Wis.
Chuck was born in Bloomer, Wis., on Jan. 12, 1939, the son of the late Asa and Zena (Snow) Paine.
Charles was a proud veteran, earning the National Defense Service Medal. After serving in the Army, Charlie settled into truck driving for the majority of his life, accumulating over 3 million miles on the road. He loved his family and spending time with them. He also enjoyed bowling and camping, and he was an accomplished polka dancer.
Chuck is survived by his wife of 51 years, Rhonda; children Debra Jacobson, of Eau Claire, Sandra Halverson, of Eau Claire, Charles Paine Jr., of Eau Claire, Brenda (Rich) Sheffer, of Alma Center, Wis., Zena (Brian) Himebauch, of Mondovi, Wis., Rebecca (Delvin) Marquardt, of Chippewa Falls, Jennifer (Jason) Erickson, of Viroqua, Wis., and Daniel (Elaine) Paine, of Chippewa Falls; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers Malcom (Kay) Paine, of Cameron, Wis., and Merle Paine, of Bloomer; sisters Patricia (Paul) Tomkowiak, of Eau Claire, Rexetta (John) Halverson, of Menomonie, Dorothy Cook, of Almena, Wis., Susan (David) Bender, of Rice Lake, Wis., and Rita (Harvey) Lange, of Toney, Ala.; half-brother Joseph Paine, of Oconomowoc, Wis.; half-sister Karen (Ed) Johnson, of Marshall, Wis.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Robert, Donald, James and Richard; sisters Peggy Wirth and Sherry Lindsey; sons-in-law Charles Jacobson and James Halverson; and daughter-in-law Rebecca Paine.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, at Cremation Society of Wisconsin, 535 Hillcrest Pkwy., Altoona, Wis. Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31, and also one hour prior to the service on Friday. Interment will be held at Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, Wis.