Charles Arthur Welter
Charles Arthur Welter was born March 5, 1933, in Goble, Oregon and died March 19, 2021, in Scappoose, Oregon.
He graduated from Rainier High School in 1952. In February 1953 he enlisted in the Army and attended the Airborne jump school. He held many positions in the Army and in May of 1973 after serving 20 years he retired with the rank of Sergeant First Class. In the military he had many opportunities to travel all over the world.
Upon leaving the service he settled in Scappoose and worked for Crown Zellerbach and Immigration & Naturalization.
He was married to Jutta Lore Horn on July 26, 1962, and they had two children, Eric Elmer and Cindy Marie. They later divorced.
He married Barbara Solomon on May 19, 1989. She passed on January 28, 1994.
He married Charlotte Conner on October 11, 2001. She passed on October 24, 2010. She brought two children to the marriage, Loren David and Diane Lynn.
He married Shelli Smiley on May 18, 2013. She brought brought one child to the marriage, Richard Christopher.
Chuck is preceded in death by his parents, Olive McWillis and Frank Welter; brothers, Frank and Elmer; wives, Barbara and Charlotte.
He is survived by his wife, Shelli; son, Eric Welter; daughter, Cindy Welter; stepchildren, Loren VanSwoll, Diane Eldridge and R.C. Lewis; five grandchildren, Amanda, Brandi, J.J., Seth and Trayton; four great-grandchildren, Kenzi, Max, Mila and Vianca; and one great-great-grandchild, Kei.
He was active in community service with the Moose Lodge and VFW. He always called himself a professional volunteer.
He was greatly loved and respected and will be missed by all.
Memorial Service will be held at the Moose Lodge, Saturday May 15 at 1 p.m., followed by a potluck lunch. (Moose Members only)