Charles Ross
June 14, 1924 - January 31, 2007
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First United Methodist Church
325 East Franklin Street
Appleton, WI
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First United Methodist Church
325 East Franklin Street
Appleton, WI
920-734-2677 | Map
Saturday 2/3, 11:00 am
Southern WI Veteran's Memorial Cemetery
Tuesday 2/6, 10:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Ross, Charles (Chuck) ‚ÄúCoach‚Äù Appleton Age 82, died on January 31, 2007 at his home. He was born on June 14, 1924 in Plainwell, Michigan. While in high school he played football and baseball and ran track. He also boxed in the Golden Gloves, winning the championship as a middleweight in Kalamazoo and the State…

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Annalise Ross left a message on January 31, 2019:
I know it’s been 12 year, but I miss you every day. I just wish we could have spent more time together. I love you, Grandpa.
L.Ulrich left a message on April 6, 2009:
While I was never a football player, I did have Coach for a few gym classes that have resulted in enduring memories. He may have come across as tough and a bit gruff at times, but he also instilled courage and determination in many. Those traits have stuck with me and have helped me get through some tough times. It has also helped me to succeed in all aspects of my life. So, for that I owe a great debt of gratitude to Coach Ross. Every school has (or should have) "that coach" that will forever be remembered for one reason or another. We should all be proud and honored that he was "our coach". Coach Ross is irreplacable and I am honored to be able to say that I knew him. He will be forever missed.
Dave & Merc Schmidt left a message on April 6, 2009:
Please accept our sympathy Joan. Both of our sons played football with Chuck as their coach and they loved every down playing for him. We have a family commitment tommorow so cannot come to Chuck's funeral. Dave & Merc Schmidt
Michael Neuman left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Mrs. Ross, I remember in the 1970's when my brother Steve played for Lawrence University Coach Ross was admired and respected by opposing players and especially my father. I didn't exactly understand all of this until later when Coach came to Appleton and destiny would bring us together. I had the unbelievable opportunity to play for him in the early 1980's. My senior year we were conference champions and went all the way to the semi final game against Antigo. He was a winner not only on the field but in life building character in young men. I remember he had some health issues back my senior year and they never got him done. I always remember his favorite saying to me " Neuman are you lifting weights with osmosis" he always saw me standing around in the weightroom looking at the weights and socializing. I am very sorry for your loss, Coach had a tremendous impact on my life and the life of others. He left a lasting impression that will stay with me until the day that I meet my creator.
Judy and Gary Busch left a message on April 6, 2009:
Mrs. Ross and Family: We are very sorry for your loss, but I am sure that Chuck made the most of ever moment you shared with him -- of his whole life for that matter. He wasn't a large man in size, but he was a gentle giant! I can't remember a time when he ever lost his temper while we knew him. He always had nice things to say about all he came in contact with. When his players played tricks on him, like the time they piled your porch and yard full of pumpkins at Halloween, he enjoyed the prank as much as the boys did. We knew Chuck since the early 1980's when our son, Gary II, played baseball at Appleton East. We feel Chuck had a part of shaping Gary and a lot of boys into the well adjusted, fit young men they are today. As you might recall I had some long telephone conversations with you and Chuck when Gary played in the college World Series and made Academic All American his senior year at Stout, and then again in the fall of 2005 when Gary was induced into the Baseball Hall of Fame at Stout. He loved to hear and read about any and all of his former students and players. We are sure that you are all very proud of everything Chuch has done over the years -- I know he left a lasting impression on our family. My God bless you all at this time and always. Love, Judy and Gary
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Tom Menchinger left a message on April 6, 2009:
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Gene Shepherd left a message on April 6, 2009:
Jim: I'm sorry to learn of your fathers passing. I know you thought a lot of him, as did those who knew him. Best wishes, Gene Shepherd
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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