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Charles Henry Huesgen

Charles "Charley" Henry Huesgen, age 80 of Linn, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2013, at Autumn Meadows Skilled Nursing Facility in Linn.

Charley was born January 19, 1933, in Frankenstein, a son of the late William A. and Martha J. (Maasen) Huesgen. Charley was raised and lived in Frankenstein all of his life except for the last three years, living in Jefferson City and then Linn.

On March 31, 1996, Charley was united in marriage to Velma (Shelley) Scarborough in Frankenstein. She survives of the home.

Charley was in the first senior class to graduate from Fatima High School in Westphalia. Charley proudly served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War from July 1953 to May 1955. After his honorable discharge, he took over his father's school bus route. Charley drove the school bus for Osage R-III for more than 53 years until his retirement in 2009. During the summers and between driving his school routes, Charley worked at Weber's Equipment in Westphalia.

Charley loved driving the school bus and seeing all the kids every day. Upon his 50th anniversary of driving the bus a celebration was held in his honor where generations of kids he delivered safely to and from school attended. Charley loved his family, he loved to fish, drive the country roads and tell stories.

In addition to his spouse Velma, Charley is survived by: one daughter, Janice and her husband Paul Sloca of Jefferson City; three grandchildren, Tracie and her husband Curtis Schwoeppe of Marthasville, Curtis and his wife Deann Wieberg of Centertown and Shelley Sloca of Knoxville, TN; seven nephews and one niece; six sister-in-laws and five brother-in-laws.

In addition to Charley's parents, he was preceded in death by: one brother, Stanley Huesgen; one sister, Catherine Schaefer; and one nephew.

Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, with a Funeral Mass immediately following at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church in Frankenstein with Fr. John Schmitz as the Celebrant. Inurnment will be at Garden of Gethsemane Cemetery in Frankenstein with full military honors.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Charley's name to Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church or St. Mary's School in Frankenstein.

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Thinking of you during this difficult time and knowing God will give you comfort and strength for tomorrow. From your friends at SSM Hospice

SSM Hospice Jan 8 2014 12:00 AM

We always loved you Charley and lots of hugs as we all grew up we would visit Frankenstein in the summer with our parents. great times seeing you and your wife at our reunions. We would always visit our own Mothers grave there at the cemetery. God rest your soul. Deepest sympathy. First cousin. Your Mom and our Dad were sister and brother (Maassen)

Red and Bernice Brockmeyer Dec 31 2013 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and peace in knowing that Charlie is in his heavenly home. Charlie drove my sisters, brother, and I home on his bus all of our school years. We never worried about getting to and from school because we knew we were in good hands with Charlie! He never seemed to age! Driving the bus for over 53 years is truly amazing! I hope now he is back to doing the things he enjoys...one of them being busing kids around in heaven! Deepest sympathy.

Jane (Brandt) VanderFeltz Dec 30 2013 12:00 AM

Charlie will be missed by many he was a very kind hearted man. I rode his bus for all 12 years and then Chad got the honor of getting to ride his bus and know him. Heaven has gained a wonderful angel. Charlie knew no strangers. Charlies family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Michelle & Kenny Miller Dec 30 2013 12:00 AM

I remember Charlie coming to visit us when our whole family spent time at the Hotel in Bonnestmill. I also remember him from the family reunions growing up. He was always kind. Ray Maassen's Daughter

Donna Maassen Robinson Dec 30 2013 12:00 AM

We knew Charley because he was dad's (Raymond Maassen) cousin. He visited with us at Maassen family reunions and when we stayed at the Dauphine Hotel in Bonnets. Dad has a flu type illness and will be unable to attend the funeral. You are all in our prayers. Charley was a great man.

Bernard and Denise Schmitt Dec 30 2013 12:00 AM

You all have my sympathy. Charley was a great bus driver and will be missed by many. He was a great guy! Lots of prayers for the family at this difficult time.

April (Haslag) Vertako Dec 27 2013 12:00 AM

Charlie was a wonderful caring person with only great things to say. He was one of a kind and will be greatly missed for sure by anyone that knew him. Heaven has received one wonderful angel. He drove my school bus and never yelled at us. We respected him and he respected us. In the past when I have talked to him he told me that he was going to drive a bus until they told him he couldn't. That's just what he did. It truly breaks my heart to hear that he as passed away. I'll miss talking to him on the weekends. I will be keeping him and his family in my thoughts and prayers.

Stephanie Hoffman Dec 27 2013 12:00 AM

Charley was such a good man. I had the pleasure of getting to know him pretty well over the last few years. He always loved telling everyone in our office how he drove my mom (Darlene-Bunch Nilges) on the school bus so many years ago. No matter how terrible he was feeling he always took time to ask how my family was and to make sure I told my mom hello for him, and sometimes even tell a quick story about my Grandparents or Uncle Bill Bunch. He always had something nice to say and could easily bring a smile to all those around. He will be greatly missed. My deepest sympathy to all those who loved him

Stephanie Bonnot Dec 27 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Charlie's passing. I was fortunate enough to talk to him at the 150yr picnic this year. I wish I would have had a chance to hear all of his family stories. Carmen Huesgen (My grandpa Jack is Charlie's first cousin. )

Carmen huesgen Dec 27 2013 12:00 AM

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