Charles V. “Chuck” Carhart
Charles V. “Chuck” Carhart, 87, of Wayne, died Thursday, March 31, 2016 at Careage Campus of Care in Wayne.
Memorial services with military rites will be held Tuesday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at Journey Christian Church in Wayne. Pastor Troy Reynolds will lead the service. Memorial visitation will be Monday, April 4 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Journey Christian Church with family present. Private family burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Wayne.
Memorials may be directed to Journey Christian Church in Wayne.
Charles Victor Carhart was born to Ralph and Fauneil (Senter) Carhart on Feb. 25, 1929 in Randolph. Chuck graduated from Wayne High School and attended the Art Institute of Chicago. He married Joan Faye Jones in 1951. Chuck served in the United States Army at Fort Holabird in Maryland from 1951-1953, during the Korean War. After his service, they returned to Wayne. Chuck worked for the family business, Carhart Lumber Company, until his retirement in the early 1990s. The couple raised three children while living in Wayne and Neligh.
Chuck was an active member of Journey Christian Church and served as an elder. He was also involved in the community as a member of the Rotary Club, school board, and volunteer fire department in Neligh. He participated in the Izaak Walton League, Pheasants Forever, and Lodge #120. In later years, he and Joan volunteered, delivering Meals on Wheels and visiting patients in the hospital and at Careage in Wayne. He made a concerted effort to reach out to others in the community through correspondence after the loss of a loved one or on special occasions. His thoughtful letters touched many lives.
Chuck loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and photography. His photos were selected for photo contests and published in Nebraskaland magazine. He also won the National Wild Turkey Federation turkey calling championship and was honored with a parade in Neligh. Chuck’s six grandchildren were the constant subjects of many of his photos and he and Joan loved spending time with them. His slide shows were the highlight of many family gatherings.
Survivors include his sister, Mary Warnemunde, of Cincinnati, Ohio; his daughter, Jill (Mark) Lambert, of Nashville, Tenn., his son, Bill (Joyce) Carhart, of North Platte, six grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Joan in 2013, and his daughter, Kim Hepburn in 2015.
Arrangements are with Hasemann Funeral Home Wayne.