Nov. 7, 1939 – Nov. 25, 2017
Memorial services will be held for Charles J. (Chuck) Leibelt Jan. 13, 2018 at the Myrtle Point Chapel of Amling/Schroeder Funeral Services, 404 7th St. Myrtle Point, Ore., at 1pm. Pastor Sherie Malotte will officiate. A celebration of life will be held for family and friends at the Coquille Valley Elks after the services are concluded. Interment will be held for the immediate family.
Chuck was born Nov. 7, 1939 in Marathon County Wisconsin to James A. Leibelt and Norma H. (Schjoneman) Leibelt. He passed away Nov. 25, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center Roseburg, Ore., after a brief battle with cancer; surrounded by his wife and children who love and miss him dearly.
Chuck moved with his family from Wisconsin to Coos Bay/North Bend area in 1950. He attended St. Monica’s School through eighth grade, then attended Marshfield High School. He graduated in 1957, then to Oregon State University from 1957-1959.
He returned to the Coos Bay area and began his longshore career in 1959 with the ILWU Local 12 Union. Where he was a longshoreman for 38 years until his retirement in 1997 from the waterfront.
Chuck married Virginia Nulf Oct. 31, 1959 and they had two children, Russ and Lyn D.. They lived at the Norway Ranch where Chuck long shored and ran cattle ranches in both Norway and Myrtle Point for approximately 40 years.
He moved to Myrtle Creek in 2007 and married Margaret (Peg) Krieschel March 13, 2010.
Chuck enjoyed woodworking in his shop, hunting, fishing, traveling and working on his railroad project. Travel highlights included trips to Europe, Alaska, Arizona and fishing on the Rogue River.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Peg of Myrtle Creek; son, Russ and wife, Ann of Myrtle Point; Daughter, Lyn D. and husband Tracy of Coos Bay; grandchildren, Rachel Leibelt Farmer, Erika Leibelt, Courtney Paris and Sean Paris; great grand-daughters, Taelyn and Alivia farmer; brother, Richard “Dick” (Sue) Leibelt of Redmond; sister, Sandra (David) Larsen of Sweet Home; sister-in-law, Cindy Leibelt of Myrtle Point; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Norma Leibelt; brother, Boyd Leibelt; and grandson, Craig Leibelt.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that donations be made to the Craig Leibelt Myrtle Point High School Basketball Memorial Scholarship fund at Umpqua Bank. The account is under the name Ann Leibelt.
Online condolences and remembrances may be shared with the family at www.westrumfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Amling/Schroeder Funeral Services-Myrtle Point Chapel, 541-572-2524
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