Charles Weingartner, 79, of Excelsior Springs, Mo., passed away August 2, 2020.
He was married to his wife Lynda for 55 years.
Born in Blackwell, Okla., and raised on a farm in Westphalia, Kans., he moved to Excelsior Springs in 1970. He was a truck driver for 40 years and proud teamster. He served as union steward and was an active member. He believed in hard work and that everyone deserves a chance to live the American dream.
He had a curious mind and enjoyed learning and discovering new things. He never met a stranger. He enjoyed fishing, winemaking, traveling, riding motorcycles and collecting antique tractors, which he donated to Lathrop Antique Car, Tractor and Engine Club.
He is survived by his wife, Lynda, and daughters, Charlotte and Janette and their husbands.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Verona; brother, Tom; son, Larry; and granddaughter, Hannah.
Due to Covid-19 considerations, a private graveside service is planned.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Lathrop Antique Car, Tractor and Engine Club, 2488 S.E. Hwy. 33, Lathrop, MO 64465.
Arrangements in care of Bross & Spidle Funeral Home, Excelsior Springs.
Our Sincere Condolences
Lynda and family, we were sad to hear of Charles death.
Carl and Dorothy Rolf
Sorry to hear of the passing of Charlie. Spent a lot of time at his home in Westphalia. His mom and my mom were great friends. Thinking of you at this sad time.
Sharon Dieker Olson
Lynda and Girls,
Our deep sympathy in the loss of Charley. We have so many good memories of Charley when you would return to Westphalia and then when you lived in Texas. Always remember the fun time when Tom Dieker, Bill Rolf and Jim went fishing with Charley in Texas! Sending our prayers and love to you and the family.
Jim & Betty Lutz
Sorry to learn if the loss of my cousin (actually double cousin as our mothers were sisters and our dads were brothers). When I think of him I think of our summers in Westphalia and the good memories of those days. He was full of onryness and energy – I think of his horse, his Corvette and motorcycle. I think he liked to go fast. He was definitely a teamster and always spoke with pride of that association. He learned of the death of my brother (who died driving a truck) while driving his truck and how sad that was. He was very helpful to our family going through that time. Our memories go on and on but our time together has come to an end and with sadness I say goodbye. Much love to Linda and daughters.
Anna Weingartner Stephens
If you get a call and Heavy duty’s got the grill goin ya better get there.