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Charles ‘Charlie’ Northup

Charles ‘Charlie’ Northup Charles ‘Charlie’ Northup

Charles R. “Charlie” Northup, 78, Greenwood, passed away at Marshfield Medical Center on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. A celebration of life will be held at the Loyal Sportsman’s Club on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 1-6 p.m.

Charles Robert Northup was born on Sept. 6, 1942, in Neillsville, to Ralph E. and Bernice L. (nee Mertes) Northup. He was raised and received his education in Neillsville area schools. After completing his schooling, Charlie served in the U.S. Army from Sept. 5, 1961, until his honorable discharge on May 10, 1963. He was united in marriage to Donna M. Fitzl on April 25, 1964, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Greenwood. They later divorced. Charlie worked at Rollohome in Spencer, and later at Wick Buildings in Marshfield. He married Ruth Karlen on Aug. 8, 1981, and they later divorced. On Sept. 2, 1988, Charlie was united in marriage to Bernice E. Grass in Neillsville. They resided in Greenwood and he continued to work at Wick Buildings until its closing. In retirement, Charlie loved spending time with his family, his cats and dogs (especially his dog, Annie), buying lottery tickets and going to the casino.

He is survived by his wife, Bernice, of Greenwood; six children: Roger Northup of Loyal, Laurie (Steve) Schiller of Marshfield, Susan Kautzer of Loyal, Peggy Espinoza of Abbotsford, William (Jocelyn Martinet) Grass of Greenwood, and Kenneth Grass (friend Barb) of Appleton; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four brothers: Donnie Northup of Lublin, Dale (Diane) Northup of Marshfield, Jim (Kathy) Northup of Greenwood, and Robert Northup of Spencer; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents.

Online condolences may be expressed at Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, is assisting the family with arrangements.