Charles F. Pruefer, 72 of Jefferson died on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at Alden Estates of Jefferson.
Charlie was born on April 14, 1948 in Fort Atkinson, WI, the son of Leslie and Vera (Trick) Pruefer. He was a 1966 graduate of Jefferson High Schools and worked as a welder at Crepaco in Lake Mills for many years until the company moved to Scotland. Charlie was an avid and dedicated historian, especially studying Wisconsin history, and spent many hours with his Civil War reenacting troop. Charlie was a member of the local Masonic Lodge #9 and had a deep appreciation for music, collecting thousands of albums from every genera and era. Firearms were a passion of Charlie’s. He was a talented gunsmith, lifetime member of the NRA, avid black powder sharpshooter, and collector of Sheridan Air Guns. Other interests include photography, fly-fisherman, cross-country skiing, and bicycling. Charlie’s interests and knowledge were vast, and he will be missed.
Charlie is survived by: his siblings Judi Johnson of Clarence, IA, and Mary (Corwin Dean) Renz of Milton; nieces and nephews Troy (Deana) Johnson of Beloit, Trisha (Mark) Meyers of Clarence, IA, Chris Renz of Jefferson, Misty Renz-Sanchez of Fort Atkinson, and Tracy (Dave) Bente of Jefferson. Charlie is also survived by a number of other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00AM on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home with Pastor Kellen Roggenbuck presiding. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:00AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Charlie will be buried at Greenwood Cemetery of Jefferson following the funeral service.
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