Charles E. Serig

November 9, 1923 - March 7, 2003

11/09/1923 - 03/07/2003

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Visitation
Saturday March 08, 2003
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
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6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Visitation
Sunday March 09, 2003
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove
154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
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6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Cemetery
Monday March 10, 2003
Our Lady of Seven Dolars
Triadelphia, WV 26059
304-547-5395 Mr | Directions
Service
Monday March 10, 2003
10:00 am
St. Vincent dePaul Church
2244 Marshall Ave.
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Charles E. "Chuck" Serig, 79, of Wheeling, WV, was reunited with God, Thursday, March 6, 2003.
He was born Nov. 9, 1923 in Wheeling, son of Louis C. and Loma Ward Serig, both of whom preceded him in death.
Chuck "Bus" was a retired employee from the former Wheeling Machine Products Co., and Joy Manufacturing; a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus and the Elm Grove Civics. He enjoyed the sports of golf and bowling, and wore a "300" ring, which he earned in 1987 at the age of 60. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served on the USS Yourktown during World War II and was honorable discharged in 1945.
He was a devoted and loving husband of 57 years to Ruth A. Klinkler Serig.
Surviving in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Janet Nixon and her husband, John H., of Wheeling, Karen Jennings and her husband Professor Ross Jennings, of Austin, Texas; a son, Kevin Serig and his wife, Kathy, of Wheeling; three brothers, Jack Serig and his wife Lourdes, of Miami, Fl., Joe Serig and his wife Beverly, of Independence, Mo.; grandchildren, Jonathan and Jessica Nixon, Chandler Jennings, Michael Serig, Michelle Wood, Stephanie Diehl, Amy Serig and Steve Gitlin, Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Morgan Diehl and Jason "Jake" Wood.
Friends will be received 6-8 p.m. Saturday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 154 Kruger St., Elm Grove, Wheeling, where vigil service will be held 7:45 p.m. Sunday evening.
Funeral liturgy with Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, 2003 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. James LaCrosse, S.M. as celebrant. Interment will be in Our Lady of Seven Dolors Cemetery, Wheeling.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Valley Hospice, 98B East Cove Ave., Wheeling.

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sue
8 years ago

Chuck meant so much to me. I will never forget him. He was always so happy. I’ll also never forget his helping me with my math when I was in highschool. The last time I saw him, I mentioned it and he remembered!

I will miss him.

Love, Sue

Bill and Jane Stahnke
8 years ago

John, Janet and Family,

My Condolences to You at This

Time.

Janet
8 years ago

March 11, 2003

For some reason, I feel the need to write to you.

I am in some pain over my father’s death but I can’t cry. I feel that we had as many good years as we were allowed to have. My dad was a man who NEVER had an enemy, except for WWII. He was on the USSYorktown aircraft carrier & was a quartermaster who steered the ship. I didn’t know that until a few months ago & I’m glad I asked!! I’ve seen the website for the Yorktown & I’m impressed with my dad’s faithful service to our country.

I was a “daddy’s girl” and appreciated my dad’s sense of humor and his skills at making friends and bowling a perfect game at the age of 60! He was everyone’s friend and loved the different kinds of people he met. Everyone he met, was a friend for life & he smiled through his days upon this earth. He was intelligent. I once thought he would be a formidable opponent on Jeopardy. He was loving and gentle, yet strict when the occasion arose that we “kids” got out of hand. Even when he made us realize we had done wrong or made a mistake, he gave us the opportunity to right the wrong before he gave us any punishment. He was fun and took us to the caverns and sled riding and hiking in the woods. He loved each of his 3 children for our differences of lifestyles. My dad was a people person. He was fair and kind and very nearly perfect. I haven’t cried because he earned his “wings” by being a devoted husband and father. Through 55 years, he made me his favorite child. I have never, nor ever will be loved so much by one man. He praised my efforts, admonished the faults, and let the world know that I was his daughter & that he was proud to be my father! How could any child be so blessed? I wish I could have kept him around a while longer, to support my ego. This man was the true “love of my life”. We “grew up” together and enjoyed every moment of our lives with each other. How many newlyweds do you know who double-dated with their parents? My husband loved my dad for his personality and fun-loving attitude. My Dad was John’s biggest fan in golf. He would brag of his son-in-law’s ability on any of the golf courses they played. I’ve lost a best friend, a companion, a man who taught me how to make devil’s food cake and how to splice wires in electric fixtures. Because of my dad, I know a phillips-head from a flathead screwdriver and an allen wrench from a crescent wrench. My mother taught me religion and right from wrong, but all the other things I learned from my dad. He’s the one who taught me life & living it to the fullest.

When he walked me down the aisle to give me to my husband, he asked: “Are you SURE you want to do this?” I answered: “yes, daddy…… he’s just like you.” Thirty-one years later, I know I made the right choice! My dad loved my husband like a son. Now that he’s gone from sight I still hear his laughter. And I can’t cry…… he enjoyed life and now, he’s enjoying the “after-life” experience. He sprouted wings the minute he left.

I feel this with all my being. He’s fishing with my grandfather, drinking with his dad, challenging checker opponents, and hunting deer with non-killing arrows. He rolled a perfect game in bowling and made a hole-in-one at golf. What better life could he have had? Why can’t I cry?

I know he accomplished everything he set out to do and did it to the best of his ability. What a legacy to leave to his offspring! What a life! What a great man! What a FATHER!!!