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Walter C. Chelgren

November 26, 1927 January 6, 2018
Walter C. Chelgren
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Obituary for Walter C. Chelgren

Walter Chelgren, age 90, of Peoria, passed away on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Rosewood Care Center in Peoria.

Walter was born on November 26, 1927 in Rosholt, SD to Herman Oliver and Frances Alice (Johnson) Chelgren. He married Ruby Marie Markeseth on November 27, 1948 in Havana, ND.

Surviving are his wife, Ruby; by his children, Patricia (Rev. Tom) Christell of Springfield, IL, John (Terry) Chelgren of Munster, IN, Jeanne (Gary) Setterlund of Germantown Hills, IL and James (Elizabeth) Chelgren of Mooresville, NC; 13 grandchildren ; 19 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Robert; one grandson; his parents; two sisters and one brother.

Walter was an Engineer for Caterpillar for 25 years, retiring in 1980. Walter served in the U.S. Army as a Staff Sergeant in both Los Alamos, New Mexico and in Japan from 1946 to 1954. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church in Peoria, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Legion Post 76 in South Dakota, and the Brage Lodge 29. Walter was also a volunteer for the American Red Cross for 25 years. For his work with the Red Cross, Walter was a recipient of the Citizen of the Year award.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:30am at Salem Lutheran Church in Peoria with visitation beginning a 9am. Rev. Elise Rothfusz will be officiating. Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church in Peoria, Grace Lutheran Church Food Pantry in Springfield or Immanuel Cemetery Fund in Havana, ND.


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Visitation

Saturday

13

Jan

9:00 AM 1/13/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 1/13/2018 10:30:00 AM
Salem Lutheran Church

1700 W. War Memorial Drive
PEORIA, IL 61614

Salem Lutheran Church
1700 W. War Memorial Drive PEORIA 61614 IL
US

Service

Saturday

13

Jan

10:30 AM 1/13/2018 10:30:00 AM
Salem Lutheran Church

1700 W. War Memorial Drive
PEORIA, IL 61614

Salem Lutheran Church
1700 W. War Memorial Drive PEORIA 61614 IL
US
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