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Edward J. Chart

July 29, 1957 — December 4, 2023

Edward J. Chart

July 29, 1957 – December 4, 2023

Edward J. Chart, 66, of Rochester, WI passed away Monday, December 4, 2023 surrounded by his family.

Born in Burlington, WI July 29, 1957, he was the son of Gary and Eunice (nee Sonderman) Chart. His early life was spent in the farm fields and milking cows which would flourish into his life-long passion. He was a graduate of Waterford Union High school, Class of 1975, where he was involved in 4-H, football, basketball, and baseball.

In 1980, he married JoAnn Maas at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Waterford, WI. Following marriage they lived in Rochester, WI where they would settle and raise their beautiful family.

Ed started his career as a mason and came to own his own masonry and concrete company. He later started driving truck as an LP driver for Waterford Oil. Throughout his life he continued running the farm land that his dad had farmed for many decades. Ed also made time to coach many of his children’s sports, instilling hard work and dedication in a voice that still echoes in the gym today.

Ed loved being involved in the community. He served on the Rochester Village Board for fourteen years, the last eight as President. He also just completed his first term as Supervisor #20 on the Racine County Board. He was always open to learning new things, listening to all sides, and looking beyond his personal beliefs to figure out a solution for the greater population.

Above all else, Ed will be known for his kindness, his generosity, his love of family, and his deep devotion to his wife JoAnn. Ed was truly happiest when he was surrounded by family and the chaos of his grandchildren. He looked forward to the spring and the fall where he could spend his free time in the fields, and he never passed up a chance to go to a local farm auction to look at “new” equipment. He was a devoted member of St. Thomas Aquinas, and while he will be sorely missed as a husband, dad, “pops”, brother and friend there is comfort in knowing he is at peace and pain-free.

Ed is survived by his wonderful wife of 43 years, JoAnn, his children Mary Jo (Adam) Jaskie, Mandy (Nathan) Effinger, Aaron (Andrea) Chart, Devin (Michelle) Chart and his 10 beautiful grandchildren. He is further survived by his mother, Eunice, his siblings Gary (Tammy) Chart, John (Korina) Chart, Marc (Tammy) Chart, Jacki (Nick) Ahlers, Ron (Cyndie) Chart, and Joanie (Howard) Stiewe along with many other aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Gary Chart, and his grandparents.

The family would like to extend a sincere heartfelt thank you to the wonderful medical staff at Froedert Hospital, Aurora Southern Lakes, and Dr. Hamadani and his team for all their knowledge and care the last year.

Memorial visitation will held 9AM-11:45AM Saturday, December 9, 2023 at ST. THOMAS AQUINAS CATHOLIC FAITH COMMUNITY (305 S. 1st. Street Waterford, WI 53185), with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 12PM.


Mealy-Stencel Funeral Home
225 W. Main St. Waterford, WI 53185
(262) 534-2233
www.mealyfuneralhome.com
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Memorial Gathering

Saturday, December 9, 2023

9:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

305 South 1st Street, Waterford, WI 53185

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

305 South 1st Street, Waterford, WI 53185

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