In Memory of

Charles F. "Fritz" Wust

Full Name: Charles F Wust
Date of Birth: March 8, 1931
Date of Death: November 26, 2020
Visitation:
No Visitation
Service Information:
November 30, 2020 - 2:00 PM - Graveside at Oak Hill Cemetery

Smithfield- Charles F. “Fritz” Wust, 89, of Smithfield, passed away at 1:50 AM Thursday November 26, 2020 at Graham Hospital Emergency Room.

He was born March 8, 1931 at Nevada, MO; the son of Charles E. and Edith E. (Irwin) Wust. He married Joan Lafary on January 5, 1957 at Lewistown. She survives with three daughters, Linda (Jim) Bainter of Peoria, Leigh (Don) Hines of Cuba, and Lori (Doug) Menke of Roseville, four grandsons, Justin (Angie) Bainter, Jarrod Bainter, Darren Hines, and Gunnar Menke, two great grandchildren, Jensen Bainter, and Ayla Bainter, one brother, Robert (Diana) Wust of Kewanee,  one sister, Ruby (Neil) Schisler of Knoxville, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, and three sisters.

Fritz retired in 1998 from Navistar. He was a Korean War veteran serving from 1949-1952 in the Army. He was a 67 year member of the Ipava American Legion, and was a member of the Fulton County Civil Defense, and the White Park Cattle Association. He had served as a volunteer fireman for the Smithfield Fire Department. He was an avid wood worker, and also enjoyed fishing, hunting, and farming.

A graveside service will be held at 2:00 PM Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lewistown with Reverend Kevin Kessler officiating. Military rites will be conducted by his Ipava American Legion Post. There will be no visitation. Anyone attending the graveside service will be required to maintain social distancing and to wear a mask. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cass-Putman Rescue Squad, Smithfield Fire Department, or the Ipava American Legion Post. To view Fritz’s life tribute video or to send condolences visit henrylange.com



To view video tribute click here.
From: Sandy TourtillottNov 26 2020 4:56PM
So sorry to hear of Fritz's passing .  Thoughts and prayers for you all.  My deepest sympathies to you all
 
From: Brandi Howarter Nov 26 2020 5:55PM
R.I.P...Until we meet again Uncle Fritz, tell grandma and grandpa hello from the brat. I will miss seeing u at sunset.
 
From: Brandi Howarter Nov 26 2020 5:55PM
R.I.P...Until we meet again Uncle Fritz, tell grandma and grandpa hello from the brat. I will miss seeing u at sunset.
 
From: Nancy LockeNov 26 2020 6:12PM
Nancy Locke
R I P UNCLE FRITZ I WILL MISS YOU. AUNT JOAN and girls do sorry for your loss. He is with grandpa  grandma  and my mom. LOVE YOU ALL
 
From: Bev MartindaleNov 26 2020 6:27PM
Joan and families, iIm so sorry to hear of Fritzs passing. I loved having you as my neighbor and im lucky for knowing you both.
Bev, Maci and Rylee Martindale
 
From: Bev MartindaleNov 26 2020 6:27PM
Joan and families, iIm so sorry to hear of Fritzs passing. I loved having you as my neighbor and im lucky for knowing you both.
Bev, Maci and Rylee Martindale
 
From: Dennis and Tena LaswellNov 26 2020 8:04PM
So sorry for your loss, Fritz was a wonderful person, I will never forget all the good times I spent over visiting with him and Joan.  Especially the time butchering chickens that was a great day!  I know he will be missed, but you have wonderful memories of him.  When you are sad just look up he is looking down at you. God be with you and bless you during this time. Tena
 
From: Dennis and Tena LaswellNov 26 2020 8:08PM
So sorry for your loss, Fritz was a wonderful person, I will never forget all the good times I spent over visiting with him and Joan.  Especially the time butchering chickens that was a great day!  I know he will be missed, but you have wonderful memories of him.  When you are sad just look up he is looking down at you. God be with you and bless you during this time. Tena
 
From: Carolyn (Yocum)MorseNov 26 2020 9:29PM
My deepest condolences to the Wust family.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this time.  I always loved sitting on your front with you all and visiting when I was there to see Leigh Ann.  Fly high Fritz!!!
 
From: Steve McNeilNov 27 2020 11:16AM
So sorry 4 ur loss
 
From: Linda JobeNov 27 2020 3:03PM
Lori so very sorry to hear of your dads passing.  We send our deepest sympathy to you and your family  Linda and Frank Jobe
 
From: Terry FanningNov 27 2020 5:46PM
My deepest condolences to Joan, Linda and families.  My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
 
From: Anastasia NoeNov 27 2020 8:12PM
So sorry for your families loss.
 
From: Thomas E. HillNov 28 2020 4:19PM
Debbie and I are so very sorry for your loss. Prayers and sympathy goes out to all.    
                                                                                                          Tom & Deb Hill
 
From: Greg & Lori BainterNov 28 2020 4:38PM
We were very saddened to hear of Fritz's passing. Our sympathies go out to Joan, Linda, Leigh Ann,  Lori, and their families.
 
From: Charlotte J HinesNov 29 2020 11:08AM
My condolences and sympathy to the entire Wust family for their loss.Prayers for all.
 
From: Sue McCanceNov 29 2020 11:14AM
Joan, Linda, Leigh Ann & Lori and families, I was sorry to hear of Fritz's passing. What a wonderful life he lead and wonderful family he and Joan created. I hope your memories help ease the burden you will fill during this time. Know that many will miss his wave as we enter Smithfield in the future.
 
From: Sheila & Steve HowerterNov 29 2020 3:36PM
Joan, Linda, Leigh, Lori and Family,

We are so very sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you all and praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Sheila & Steve Howerter
 
From: Chris and Brenda (Ogden) VanAllmanNov 29 2020 9:58PM
Lori, we are so sorry for your loss.  We will keep you and your whole family in our prayers. I always liked your folks.  They always had  easy smiles.  I may not be able to travel right now but I'm still only a text away.  I'll be praying for you tomorrow during the service.

Love,

Brenda, Chris and Paul
 
From: Doug & Cheryl MartindaleNov 30 2020 11:57AM
Joan and families, so sorry for your loss.  I can still see Fritz setting out front - he always smiled and waived.
Cheryl & Doug Martindale
 
From: Lori MurphyNov 30 2020 12:55PM
Leigh and Lori,   So sorry for your loss.

Lori Murphy
 
From: Rika YasudaDec 16 2020 3:16AM
Lori
I am truly sorry the news of your father’s passing.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
May he rest in peace.
 
From: Bonnie Wardell WilliamsDec 19 2020 5:57PM
My Dearest Sympathy Goes out to the Family.  Sending Hugs to Aunt Joan and Linda, Leigh and Lori. Been So many years since I seen the Family.  May Uncle Fritz Rest In Peace.
 


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