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Charles Fuhrer, 75, of Terre Haute, passed away on May 4, 2017. He was born in Evansville, to Charles Fuhrer Sr. and Francis Welborn Fuhrer.
He graduated from Bosse High school, where he was elected captain of the football team and ran track. Upon graduation Charlie volunteered for the draft and served two years in The United States Army. Charlie enjoyed a variety of careers. He was a proud journeyman ironworker. He ran the first National Ironworkers and Employers Minority Training Program. He worked for the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, and return to college to become a registered nurse. He served as a CASA and volunteered at Fowler village.
Charlie loved following the activities of his grandchildren whether soccer, track, T-ball, piano, or voice programs. If you knew Charlie, you knew he loved politics, gardening, and winemaking and loved sharing the fruits of his labors with family and friends.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Helen Gossman Fuhrer; daughter, Wendy (Chad) Keith; son, Charles (Amanda) Fuhrer; and five grandchildren, Tyler and Lauren Keith and Juliette, Mary Elise, and Charlie IV Fuhrer. He also is survived by brother, Toni (Karen) Fuhrer; sisters, Frances Cooper and Anna (Marvin) Dodson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirley and Bob Jeffries; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Charlie in death are his parents; sister, Dorothy Scott; and brothers, Bill and Hal Himmelbauer.
Special thank you to Dr. Emanuel Favila, whom Charlie greatly respected and trusted. Thank you for all the special care given by the ICU nurses at Terre Haute Regional Hospital.
Visitation is at Greiner Funeral Home on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from 3 until 7 p.m. A celebration of life will be held after. Friends and family are encouraged to come and toast Charlie. Charlie always loved a party. Memorial services will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 645 Poplar Street, with Pastor Jacob Sutton officiating. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. with memorial service at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CASA or Immanuel Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made at:
Published on May 4, 2017
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