Charles “Charlie” R. Coushman, 86, Wausau, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at Sylvan Crossings, Wausau under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.
He was born March 10, 1936 in Chippewa Falls, son of the late Frank and Gertrude (Gebhardt) Coushman. On August 31, 1957, he married Yvonne C. Nieuwenhuis at St. Anne Catholic Church, Wausau. She preceded him in death on January 17, 2003.
Charlie was a veteran of the United States Army. For many years, he worked as a teacher for the DC Everest School District until his retirement in 1996. He was a member of the Wausau Lions Club, the WREA (Wisconsin Retired Educators Association) and the Catholic Order of Foresters.
Charlie could be described as quiet, loving, generous, and faithful. He was always willing to share his Tootsie Rolls and Sugar Babies. Among his favorite pastimes, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends at his cabins up north. If you were looking for Charlie during the summer, a local trout stream would be your best bet. He loved bowling and square dancing with his wife and friends as well as following sports, including his grandchildren’s, the Green Bay Packers and the Milwaukee Brewers.
Charlie is survived by his three children, Steven (Sharon) Coushman, Tomahawk, Brenda (Todd) Wolfe, Milton and Christopher (Becky) Coushman, Wausau; five grandchildren, Travis Coushman, Kylynn (Michael) Falck, Benjamin Wolfe, Isaac Coushman and Claire Coushman; three siblings, Rita Coushman, Jane (Thomas) Hand and Ralph (Lucy) Coushman; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents and wife, Yvonne, he was preceded in death by one brother, Francis Coushman.
The funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at St. Michael Catholic Church, Wausau. Father Tom Lindner will preside. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of services at the church. Military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post No. 10 Wausau.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com