CHARLES J. "CHUCK"DEMBROSKI IIICharles J. (Chuck) Dembroski III passed away, Dec. 20, 2013
Charles J. (Chuck) Dembroski III passed away, Dec. 20, 2013
Chuck was born on Jan. 19, 1962 to Charles and Kathleen Dembroski. He entered the world with flaming red hair, a sign of the turmoil and excitement he would always love. He graduated from Superior Senior High School, amazing some teachers with his math and science skills and trying the patience of some others with his unorthodox antics.
To know Chuck was to know fun. To know Chuck was to know adventure. To know Chuck was to know risk. These three things filled his childhood, his too-short adulthood, and especially his job as marine superintendent for Benson Electric. He took his cue from his favorite movie of all time, "The Wizard of Oz". He just loved the fun, adventure, and risk that Dorothy and her pals sought and felt they personified the important things in life.
Chuck's favorite things were his fiancé Karen Erickson first, and then the wonderful huge ships that he found so fascinating on his job. He liked nothing better than an unsolvable problem and he would work day and night to find the answer.
He resided in Superior all his life and loved fishing and golfing with his brothers Jon and Wayne, who both predeceased him He tormented his little sister Charlene , but loved her very much. He liked arguing with his sister Donna.
Surviving Chuck besides his fiancé and his mother are his sisters Donna Dembroski of Minocqua and Charlene (Paul) Lind and niece Holly Lind of Duluth. Also surviving him are his fiance's children Andy Erickson and Alex Erickson and her parents Nancy and Bill Paulson, of Barnes, Wisconsin. He leaves also his stepchildren Jerry (Holly) Robertson, Derek (Jamie) Robertson and Ricky (Lily) Robertson, as well as step-grandchildren, his ex-wife Kimberly (Dale) Mitchell of Iron River and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family thanks the wonderful caregivers and medical staff at St. Luke's Hospital ICU, the 7th floor unit and the Hospice unit for the skillful medical and also the very personal services provided to Chuck and to us. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Luke's Foundation and designated for Hospice support.
SERIVCE: A celebration of Chuck's fun, adventurous and risk-taking spirit will be held at the Billings Park Civic Center on Saturday, Dec. 28, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cremation services were provided by the Cremation Society of Minnesota.