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Obituary for Charles A. Hemker

Charles "Chuck" Atwater Hemker, 74,of West Salem, passed away in his home on Christmas Day, December 25, 2020. He was born October 31, 1946, to Charles and Joyce (Atwater) Hemker. Chuck graduated from West Salem High School. He married Belinda (Buol) on February 26, 1972, and they were happily married for 43 years. He owned the Loading Zone for a time, then worked and retired from River States Truck and Trailer. Chuck enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling in his earlier years, golfing, traveling, and playing cards throughout his life. Chuck is survived by his two sons, Brian (Alison) and Scott; along with his grandchildren, Dagan and Amalia. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Linda. Public graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Christ Ev. Lutheran Cemetery, West Salem. Rev. Galen J. Riediger will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or Steppin’ Out in Pink.