A graveside service for Charles M. Haggerty, 83, of Glendo will be held at 1 p.m. at the Wheatland Cemetery in Wheatland with Jim Wilson officiating and Military Honors from Laramie Peak VFW Post No. 3358, Ora Call American Legion Post No. 10, and Wyoming Army National Guard Honor Guard.
After a long and full life Chuck Haggerty passed away on May 29, 2013. He was born Dec. 31, 1929 the son of Walter D. “Jump” and Velma (Baker) Haggerty. He and his brother Bruce were raised and educated in the school of hard knocks in the Wheatland area. Chuck served in the United States Marine Corps from 1951 to 1954.
Chuck was a working man. At one time or another, he worked at farming, ranching, livestock, horse training, roping and rodeo riding, horse showing, construction, heavy equipment operating, truck driving, auto worker, gardener, city councilman and gambler. He made claim to being a Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of None. We all knew him as a lover, a fighter, a wild bull rider, a hunter, a fisherman and an extraordinary storyteller.
Chuck was married to Virginia (Volman Lily), Dorothy (Lyman), Patsy (Vossler Anderson) and Belinda (Van Buskirk). He was father to Charlie, Bonnie (Westcott), Frank and Mike Haggerty. He was stepfather to Dan Lily, Dianna, Donna Lee, Pennie Jean, Teri Ann Anderson (Monte) and Alana Hohnholt (Mark). He was the proud grandfather of 11, though only KT and Willie Hohnholt, Brody Churchman, Kendra (Jocko) Ward and Jerry (Melissa) Ragsdale knew him well enough to call him Grandpa Chuck. He was great grandpa to 18.
He is survived by his wife Belinda, children Dan, Bonnie, Alana, Teri Ann and Pennie Jean.
Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be left for the family at www.gormanfh.com.