Charles “Chuck” M. Bouche, 70, passed away at Unity Hospice on Sunday, July 17, 2022, with his family by his side. Born on September 27, 1951, he was the son of the late Milton and Grace (Sibilsky) Bouche. He graduated from Algoma High School, went on to college at UWGB and graduated from UW Stout. He married Kim (Herman) Bouche on November 25, 2000, at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Green Bay. Chuck worked at the Republican House, Hoffman House, and McCall’s Supper Club before owning and operating the Settlement Bar, also known as Chuck’s, for the past 44 years.
Chuck was a loving and dedicated husband, father, brother, uncle and friend. He was a man of strong faith in God, knowing God was at his side always. Chuck put his family first, especially spending time with his daughter, Aleya. The happiest day of his life was when he held Aleya in his arms for the first time. Each second they spent together he cherished, even through his toughest days. He loved the time spent on the hunting land and at the Ponderosa hunting camp. Chuck was an avid sportsman and enjoyed his pheasant hunting trips, Canada fishing trips, and hunting with his Bay Settlement friends. He had a long line of Springer Spaniels who loved him as much as he loved them. He had many close friends with which he spent time playing cards, especially Cuyoo, trap shooting, or just talking at the bar. Chuck was always willing to lend a helping hand. He was involved in the community serving on the Town of Scott Town Board and donating generously to fund raising events, clubs and sponsoring sports teams.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Kim, and their daughter Aleya. Chuck is further survived by his sister, Jane Bouche, his brother, Lee (Minnie) Bouche and their son Matthew (fiancé Maggie), his sister, Jill Lanham (Brad) and her son Christopher (special friend Brooke); his niece, Kathryn (Tony) Warren and their children, Grace, Ella and Hazel; a sister-in-law Lisa Herman and her daughter, Grace Herman, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by a sister, Noreen Leiterman; his in-laws, Fran and Mary Herman; his brother-in-law Dale Herman; and several other loved ones.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also call at Faith Lutheran Church, 2335 S. Webster Avenue, on Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday at the church with the Rev. Joshua Errer officiating. On-line condolences may be given at www.prokowall.com. In lieu of flowers and other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established in Chuck’s memory.
Chuck faced his disease with the most amazing grace, bravery and strength. He lived everyday with positivity and determination not to let the disease define him. He will be sadly missed by his family and all that knew him.
The family would like to thank Froedtert Medical Center Oncology, Aurora BayCare Medical Center Oncology, Odd Fellows Astor Park Rehab facility and the caring and compassionate staff at Unity Hospice Jack & Engrid Meng Residence, as well as The Settlement employees and the many friends and family who offered a helping hand, their love and support to Chuck and his family.