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Charles "Chuck" Linquist - February 07, 2013

Charles “Chuck” Linquist, 77, of Lakewood, Colo., died Jan. 29, 2013 in the Collier Hospice Care Center in Wheatland, Colo.
Charles Gustav Linquist was born June 24, 1935 in Ogallala, Neb. the son of Erik G. and Letha (Mumford) Linquist. He attended District 22 in Keith County, Ogallala High School, Wentworth Military Academy in Missouri, and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. After six months of active duty at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., he farmed briefly south of Ogallala on the family farm.
“Chuck” as he was known by his many friends, spent the most part of his adult life in the Denver area and was well known in the wholesale auto business as Chuck’s Auto Sales.
He was a very active and valued member of the Mile HI Church in Lakewood for 30 years. Chuck was a Master Mason of Paul Revere Lodge #130, Colorado Consistory, El Jebel Shrine and Jesters.
Chuck had a very kind heart, he was encouraging, inspirational and a natural peacemaker. He always wanted to teach and educate others towards a positive direction in their lives. His presence will be greatly missed.
Preceding him in death were his parents, son Charles G. Linquist, II, and grandson Brandon A. Brooks.
Survivors include his fiancé Jung Kang of Lakewood; his daughter Laurie E. Brooks of University Place, Wash.; granddaughter Danielle L. (Trevor) Hawthorne of Frederick, Md.; grandson Antonio Brooks of University Place; and sister Marilyn (Linquist) and her husband William C. Horner of Woolwich, N.J.; two nieces and a nephew.
The family chose cremation. The memorial service was held Feb. 4, 2013 at Mile HI Church of Lakewood.
The graveside service was Feb. 6, at the Ogallala Cemetery. The Ogalalla Masonic Lodge #159, AF & AM rendered Funeral Rites.
Memorials may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, in care of El Jebel Shrine, located at 4625 West 50th Ave., Denver, Colo. 80212
Horan & McConaty Funeral Home of Lakewood and Draucker Funeral Home of Ogallala were in charge of arrangements.