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Obituary - Charles A. "Charlie" Klunder


Last updated 6/8/2020 at 11:15am

Charles Klunder

Charles A. "Charlie" Klunder, 86, passed away due to natural causes at the Big Sandy Medical Center Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Cremation has taken place, and at Charlie's request, no services will be held.

His family has suggested memorial donations be made in his name to the Havre Lion's Club or the charity of the donor's choice.

Holland & Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Please visit Charlie's online memorial page and leave a message of condolence for his family at http://www.hollandbonine.com .

Charlie was born May 30, 1933, in Miles City to George and Wanda (Burgher) Klunder. He was raised in Miles City, graduating from Custer County High School in 1951.

In 1952, Charlie enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served until his honorable discharge in 1956. Following his discharge, he entered college, obtaining his associate degree from Miles City Community College. For a few years, he worked as a police officer with the Miles City Police Department.

In 1960, Charlie married Geraldine Reno, and the couple moved to Glasgow for a year, while Charlie began his lifelong career with the National Weather Service. His work soon led them to move to Alaska, where they remained until 1992. At that time, Charlie was transferred to Havre, Montana, and he and Geraldine elected to remain in Havre when he retired in 1996.

Charlie loved his work with the National Weather Service, and he continued observing the weather throughout his retirement. He was a member of the Havre Lions Club, and he and Geraldine enjoyed watching "Jeopardy."

Charlie was a good athlete in high school, so much so that he had the opportunity to try out for the LA Rams. His love of sports continued throughout his life, with his favorite teams being the Green Bay Packers and the LA Lakers. More recently, he enjoyed watching "Gunsmoke" and other westerns.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two nephews.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Geraldine Klunder of Havre; children, Troy (Kathy) Klunder of Gamble, AK, Tana Klunder of Anchorage, AK, and two children from his first marriage; sister, Jeannine Price of Miles City; one nephew and one niece.


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