Charles Jaeger (January 13, 1944 - February 24, 2023)

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Charles Jaeger
  • January 13, 1944
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  • February 24, 2023

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Charles (Chuck) Jaeger, 79, of The Villages, with his wife by his side, passed peacefully away to His Savior, Jesus Christ on February 24, 2023. Born in Brookfield, Wisconsin, Chuck was predeceased by his much loved parents, Doris and Harvey Jaeger and his brother Ken Jaeger. He is survived by his wife Charlene, sisters Sharon Kay of Durham, NC, Kathie Ware of Oconomowoc, WI, brother, Gary Jaeger of Three Lakes, WI, and seven nieces and nephews.

Following his graduation with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Chuck was employed by Proctor & Gamble in Green Bay, WI. He subsequently was employed by and retired from DuPont in Wilmington, DE.

Chuck often stated that his greatest accomplishment was his marriage to his beloved wife and best friend, Charlene. They enjoyed hiking through life after first meeting in 1980 on the Appalachian Trail in PA. Charlene often said Chuck made her smile and laugh every day to which he retorted, “Every day is bliss except for those that aren’t.”

After retiring to The Villages in 2005, Chuck and Charlene learned to play pickleball, table tennis, and continued to enjoy hiking and traveling. They were frequent attendees at the town squares and especially liked dancing to Rocky and the Rollers. As a teenager growing up in Wisconsin, Chuck learned to play Sheepshead cards which he was able to enjoy playing as a retiree in The Villages. A lifelong Green Bay Packer fan, Chuck says “Go Pack Go”!

Chuck, a brain cancer survivor, was later diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, a rare degenerative neurological disorder. His last three years were very challenging. Many thanks to his neurologist, Dr. Irene Malaty at Shands, his Pastor, Mark Schulz, his part-time caregiver, physical and occupational therapists, and Cornerstone Hospice.

Chuck was a member of Open Bible Lutheran Church at 4671 Bellwether Lane Oxford, FL. A memorial service will be held in the future. In lieu of flowers, please consider doing an act of kindness for someone with a physical challenge.


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  1. Beverly (Mitchell) St Peter says:
    02 Mar 2023
    The Mitchell's and the Jaeger's were close families in Brookfield, Wisconsin in the forties and fifties, and I was about 2 years older, but Chuck was around our home a lot. I knew him as fun loving with a great sense of humor and intelligent. Over the years I kept up with his sisters Sharon and Kathie so I'd hear about Chuck now and then. I am so sorry to hear of his final challenges and passing. Prayers to Charlene and the whole Jaeger family.

  2. Gary Mitchell says:
    01 Mar 2023
    Chuck was my neighbor when we were children. And he and I roomed together in off-campus housing at the University of Wisconsin. Our families have always been close, but Chuck and I lost contact when he moved so far away. Back in college, I was not a Christian and, as a result, I never really got to know Chuck as a brother in Christ. I wish I had.

    I knew him as a person who laughed easily and had a wonderful sense of humor. He had one of the most challenging majors at the University (Chemical Engineering), and he excelled in it. He was a great roommate and friend. I look forward to seeing him again on the other side.

    "Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God." John 1: 12

  3. Jane Bedard says:
    01 Mar 2023
    Chuck was a fun cousin. When I was about 15 and Chuck a couple of years older, he taught me to smoke a pipe with apricot brandy tobacco. I think it was the start of helping my womens lib bent. Prayers for peace for Charlene and his family. May God bless his memory.

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