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Published October 03, 2013, 12:00 AM

Charles Everett Trangsrud

1937 - 2013

Charles Everett Trangsrud passed away on Sept. 16, 2013, in Tucson, AZ. He was born on July 31, 1937, in Kindred, ND, to Henry and Eva (Johnson) Trangsrud. He is survived by Miriam "Mimi" (Welty) Trangsrud, his wife of 45 years, and by two brothers Henry (Joyce) of West Fargo, ND, and James (Dena) of Tempe, AZ, and by two sisters Rosella (Don) Robinson of Scottsdale, AZ, and Rikka (Paul) Tews of The Dalles, OR. He is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews, by15 great-nieces and nephews and a host of good friends who will miss him very much.

Charles Everett Trangsrud

1937 - 2013

Charles Everett Trangsrud passed away on Sept. 16, 2013, in Tucson, AZ. He was born on July 31, 1937, in Kindred, ND, to Henry and Eva (Johnson) Trangsrud. He is survived by Miriam "Mimi" (Welty) Trangsrud, his wife of 45 years, and by two brothers Henry (Joyce) of West Fargo, ND, and James (Dena) of Tempe, AZ, and by two sisters Rosella (Don) Robinson of Scottsdale, AZ, and Rikka (Paul) Tews of The Dalles, OR. He is also survived by 14 nieces and nephews, by15 great-nieces and nephews and a host of good friends who will miss him very much.

Chuck graduated from Kindred High School in 1955 and received his BS in agricultural economics from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, in 1960. While at NDSU he was elected to the NDSU Blue Key Honorary Chapter and was initiated into membership in Sigma Alpha Epsilon (SAE) fraternity where he served as secretary and then as president.

Upon graduation, he joined SAE's national staff in Evanston, IL, where he was elected National Treasurer and Treasurer of SAE's Levere Memorial Foundation in 1965. In 1972 he received an MBA from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and then took a position as International Controller with Stewart-Warner Corporation in Chicago. From 1988 - 2000 he was partner in Biomat, a startup company based in Illinois.

After retirement in 2000, he remained active in a variety of community activities, including Winnetka (IL) Congregational Church where he served as Treasurer and chair of the Budget and Annual Giving committees, and the Outreach Activities committee, and as a youth advisor. He was awarded the church's annual Outstanding Service Award. Chuck was active in the Chicago Westside Habitat for Humanity as a board member and treasurer. In Tucson he was a volunteer at the Pima Air and Space Museum, at the annual Accenture Match Play Golf Championship and with the Food Pantry at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church, where he was a member. In 2011 he was inducted into the SAE NDSU Chapter Hall of Fame in honor of his more than 50 years of service to SAE, both professionally and personally.

A memorial service will be held at St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church in Tucson on October 26. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Chuck's memory may be made to the Food Pantry at St. Philip's in the Hills, PO Box 65840, Tucson, AZ 85728 or to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.

MORTUARY: Adair Funeral Home, Avalon Chapel, Tucson, AZ - 520-742-7901

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