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Charles Lee Watje

June 15, 1954 July 7, 2015
Charles Lee Watje
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Obituary for Charles Lee Watje

Fulda, MN

      Charles Lee Watje, age 61, was born on June 15, 1954, in Round Lake, MN, the son of Herman and Johanna (Brons) Watje. He graduated from Worthington High School. Charles worked at Campbell Soup Company in Worthington from 1973 to 1986. In 1986, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee and worked at the Tennessean Newspaper and graduated in the Class of 1988 from the Nashville Auto Diesel College. Charles married Myra Elizabeth Wolfe and they were later divorced. He married Betty Veen Thiner. Charles returned to Worthington and worked at Swift & Company from 1993 to 2005. Charles was a member of the Eagles Club in Worthington. He loved dart league and playing darts, racing, and football. Charles died on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, at his residence in Fulda, MN.

      Charles is survived by his son, Charles Lee Watje, Jr. of Worthington, MN, and his sister, Linda Mouser of Lewisville, TX. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty and his parents.

      Memorial services will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015, at 11:00 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Irwin VanLeeuwen officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

      Visitation will be held on Monday, July 13, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.


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