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Charles (“Chuck”) Waynne Head

September 13, 1940 — December 17, 2022

Age: 82

September 13, 1940 – December 17, 2022

A Celebration of Life service for Charles (“Chuck”) Waynne Head will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. at the Calvary Community Church at 1200 Roosevelt Rd.  St. Cloud MN followed by a dinner at the St Cloud Country Club at 301 Montrose Rd. St. Cloud. Because the military decided that the windows in the Committal Hall at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery needed to be replaced on the date that was originally scheduled for Chuck Head’s interment,  the Committal Service will now take place at the Camp Ripley Town Hall building on Bettenburg Ave on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.  This is the same place where the pre-service lunch will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. with the service to follow at 1:00 p.m.  The service will include full military honors. Before this service, there will be a Memorial Volksmarch from 9:00 a.m. to Noon starting at the Camp Ripley Town Hall with lunch to be provided starting at 11:30 a.m.  For more information about the Memorial Volksmarch, please see the AVA.org Web site.

Charles (“Chuck”) Waynne Head was born in Pineville, Louisiana on September 13, 1940 to Inez Almeda (King) and Leo Head.  He grew up with his brother and three sisters in San Antonio, Texas and moved to Minnesota in 1957.

Having successfully survived several major surgeries throughout his retirement,  Chuck succumbed to pneumonia in New Zealand on December 17, 2022 at the age of 82 while en route to visit the final continent (Australia) on his bucket list.

He graduated from Minneapolis Vocational High School in 1958 and trained as an estimator at Hennepin Technical College in Minneapolis in 1971.

He worked as a pressman, an estimator and, ultimately, as a sales consultant in the printing industry for Horner-Waldorf, May Printing Company, Crepeau Graphics, Palmer Printing Company, Park Press, and Sunray Printing Solutions, retiring in 2018.  He also was a founder of Midwest Collection Service.  His success as a printing sales consultant resulted in his winning sales contests with rewards such as week-long vacations to Sanibel Island, FL, and the Hawaiian islands.

He served in the U. S. Army from 1967 to 1970 as a helicopter pilot (Vietnam) and a Warrant Officer followed by service in the Minnesota National Guard until he was honorably discharged.  He was awarded the following medals:  Good Conduct, National Defense Service, Vietnam Service (with single Bronze Star Attachment), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon (with 1960 Device), Expert Badge and Pistol Bar, Marksman Badge and Auto Rifle Bar, and Army Aviator Basic Badge.

In 1959, he married Phyllis Boniarczyk and they had 4 children.  He then married Jean Johanson , Cora Brinkman, Sandra Brinkman, and, in 1982, his current wife Lois (Fisher Braaten) Head.

He served as Buildings and Ground Chair for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Vice-President for the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Center Chorale, President and Vice-President for the Central Minnesota Volkssports (AVA:  America’s Walking Club), and on the Membership Committees for AdFed and the St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce.  He also served on numerous committees for the Central Minnesota Builders Association’s Builder’s Expos and Home Shows.

He loved bowling (serving as coach to his children’s games and secretary to several Men’s leagues), bluebirding, gardening (Iris), fishing, attending concerts, volksmarching and, most recently, knitting, assembling jigsaw puzzles, reading, golfing and playing duplicate bridge, having achieved Regional Master status.

He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, a brother, two sisters, and his first and third wives.

Survivors include:  Fifth Wife Lois Head; children: Terry (Theresa Lee) (Leroy) Ballmann (St. Cloud, MN), Charles Bernard (OR) and Anthony Scott (Sheri) Head (MN), step-son, Karsten Eric Braaten (NY), and 7 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews and his sister, Lucy Watters (TX).

Schedule and Information

Service and Dinner Details

A Celebration of Life service for Charles (“Chuck”) Waynne Head will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. at the Calvary Community Church at 1200 Roosevelt Rd.  St. Cloud MN followed by a dinner at the St Cloud Country Club at 301 Montrose Rd. St. Cloud.

Service Live-Streaming Link

https://boxcast.tv/view/charles-head-funeral-afmuosotnsxzl2e1fyzs

Committal Service Details

Because the military decided that the windows in the Committal Hall at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery needed to be replaced on the date that was originally scheduled for Chuck Head’s interment,  the Committal Service will now take place at the Camp Ripley Town Hall building on Bettenburg Ave on Wednesday, April 19, 2023.  This is the same place where the pre-service lunch will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. with the service to follow at 1:00 p.m.  The service will include full military honors. Before this service, there will be a Memorial Volksmarch from 9:00 a.m. to Noon starting at the Camp Ripley Town Hall with lunch to be provided starting at 11:30 a.m.  For more information about the Memorial Volksmarch, please see the AVA.org Web site.

Directions:  From Hwy 10, proceed about 7 miles north of Little Falls onto Hwy 371 and then onto Hwy 115.  Follow the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery signs which are plentiful and posted in strategically helpful places.  When exiting the Hwy 371 ramp, turn LEFT onto Hwy 115.  After crossing a minor road, the cemetery will be almost immediately on your right, before the Mississippi River.

For the walk and lunch, go for about one more mile to reach the Camp Ripley Main Gate, first passing the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, crossing over the Mississippi River, proceeding past the Camp Ripley East Gate and then arriving at the Camp Ripley Main Gate where you will be required to show a Driver’s License or a Government issued ID.  Proceed straight ahead on Infantry Road, turning RIGHT onto Bettenburg Ave at the first intersection to park across the street from the Town Hall Start Point.

Service Location

Calvary Community Church

1200 Roosevelt Rd.  St. Cloud, MN 56301

Dinner Location

St. Cloud Country Club

301 Montrose Rd. St. Cloud, MN

Committal Service Location

Camp Ripley Town Hall

15000 MN-115 Building 15-77, Little Falls, MN 56345

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