Baker City, Oregon
Charles “Chuck” Weiland, 87, a longtime Baker City resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Services. A family memorial service will be held at a later date. Gray’s West & Co. is in charge of arrangements.
Chuck was born Feb. 22, 1914, in Jamestown, New York, to Albert and Antoinette Weiland. He was raised and educated in Rochester, N.Y., with two older brothers.
On April 23, 1938, he married Evelyn Bosse, his high school sweetheart. He was a purchasing agent and later manager of Fasco Industries, a company that manufactures a variety of vent systems and electric motors.
All this time Chuck indulged his pleasures in the out-of-doors, especially fishing, which he enjoyed all over the country.
Chuck retired early and he and Evelyn traveled all over the lower 48 states. He moved to the Baker City area in 1985 to be near his only daughter, Joyce McKie, after his wife died
Chuck made friends easily and became an Elk and a Mason. He spent most of his time with his nose in a book and a dog at his feet. His favorite chair gave him a good, close view of the deer that were always hanging around his yard.
He had a lifetime passion for automobiles, especially sports cars. At times he owned two or three at once.
In the Baker City area, he was probably best known for driving around in his bright red Corvette well into his 80s. He was a wonderful father and a kind man who will be missed.
Survivors include his daughter, Joyce McKie, of Baker City; and friend Borden Granger.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, January 4, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor