Obituary: Chuck "Chas" Willman

Chuck "Chas" Willman, age 61 of Reedsville, died unexpectedly Saturday afternoon, November 12, 2022.


Chuck was born in Manitowoc on November 28, 1960 to Carl "Bud" and Ruth (Cohen) Willman. He attended St. Joseph's Catholic Grade School in Kellnersville and graduated from Reedsville High School with the class of 1979. On August 17, 1985, he was united in marriage with the love of his life, Yvonne M. Geiger at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Brillion. Chuck worked for several years with his family's restaurant, Bud Willman's, and later became employed with Imperial Eastman, Miller's of St. Nazianz, and retired just two years ago from Parker Hannifin in Manitowoc after 30 plus years of service.

Chuck and Yvonne enjoyed antiquing and attending many swap-meets over the years. He had a mission to find a license plate from every State in the U.S. He loved taking his wife on rides in his Old Red Ford Truck, listening to AC/DC, and driving the four-wheeler through town; he loved "people watching", and enjoyed many years hunting up north with his brothers and cousins. "Chas" will be forever remembered for his Dry Sense of Humor, and being the greatest story teller. He loved to make people laugh! For those who knew Chuck, know he was obsessed with Sasquatch, and called no one by their given name - everyone had a nickname from Chuck. Friends and family will also remember some of Chuck's favorite lines..... "Not everyone can be as normal as me!" or "You Got Issues". Above all, Chuck loved the time spent with family. He loved family gatherings, holidays with family and time with his children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Yvonne; three children: Ashley (Joe) Cummings of Reedsville, Kody (Joselyn) Willman of Brillion, and Chantal (Nathan) Dietrich of Kaukauna; six grandchildren: Aubree, Kinlee, Emeree, Oaklee, Wynter & Camila, and another granddaughter expected in January; his godchildren: Tiarra, Abby and Ethan; and his father-in-law & mother-in-law: Raphael and Maxine Geiger of Brillion. Chuck is further survived by his brothers and sisters: Patti (Joe) Schmatz, Mike Willman, Guy (Carey) Willman, Jan (Ann) Willman, Peggy (Ken) Dvorachek, Holly (Dan) Behm, Amy Thyes, Virginia "Booty" Willman (significant other, Denise Bloy), James Willman (fiance, Elizabeth Roubik), and Jesse Willman; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law include: Karen Geiger (significant other, Stephanie Eberhardy), Colleen (Wynn) Jansky, Jerry (Janie) Geiger, Mary Geiger, and Denise (Mark) Ramczyk; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Bud and Ruth Willman; twin baby girls; one brother, Randy "Freck" Willman; and two brothers-in-law: Bill Christel and Dan Thyes.

There will be a visitation held from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Friday evening, November 18th at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Church, 3201 Mishicot Rd. in Two Rivers.

A prayer service will conclude the evening at 6:00 o'clock. Burial will take place at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.dejamartin.com.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established.

Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels of Two Rivers is assisting the Willman family with funeral arrangements.

Yvonne and her family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who assisted in any way, especially Tom Wenzel, Phil Reyerson, Niki Stotzheim, Rebecca Meulemans, and Jenna Schultz. Special thanks also to members of Reedsville 1st Responders and Valders Ambulance, Reedsville Fire Department and the Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department for their quick response and life saving efforts.

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