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Charles E. "Chuck" Pahl, 86

Charles E. "Chuck" Pahl, age 86, of Watertown, S.D., and formerly of Hudson, Wis., died on Friday, Feb. 21, at Sunrise of Golden Valley in Golden Valley, Minn.

Chuck was born on June 24, 1927, in Trempealeau, Wis., the son of Grant and Jane (Anderson) Pahl. He was raised in Arcadia, Wis., where he attended school. As a young man, he enlisted in the Armed Forces where he proudly served in the United States Navy during World War II. On March 1, 1951, he was united in marriage to his best friend and soul mate, Joy Louise Larson, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Hudson, Wis. This union would be blessed with one son, Greg. Joy's parents founded JH Larson Electrical in Hudson. Chuck began working for them and had a very successful career as manager, and later President/CEO and Owner. He had remained on the Board of Directors until his passing. In 2001, Chuck received the Golden Jubilee Award, recognizing 50 years of service to the Electrical industry from the North Central Electrical League. Chuck was also very active with NAED, National Association of Electrical Distributors serving as an area Chairman for the local area.

Chuck thoroughly loved the outdoors. Nothing gave him greater pleasure than bird hunting in South Dakota. He loved it so much that they made their home there. He also enjoyed fishing and playing golf. Furthermore, he was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge, Rotary Club, and a board member for 1st National Bank of Watertown, S.D. for many years.

Chuck is survived by his son Greg and wife Monica; grandchildren, Lucas and Jasmine Pahl; and great-grandchild, Keatan Lemke Pahl.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joy.

Funeral services for Chuck will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Calvary Lutheran Church, 7520 Golden Valley Rd., in Golden Valley, Minn. Burial will be in the Warren Cemetery in Roberts, Wis. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. on Monday with a Masonic Service at 7 p.m. at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson. Visitation will also be one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday morning.

Memorials preferred to Ducks Unlimited.

Funeral services were entrusted to O'Connell Family Funeral Home (715) 386-3725.

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