Charles William Wander, 82, of Nebraska City formerly Syracuse, passed away on Oct. 22, 2017, at Morton Place in Nebraska City.
He was born on May 24, 1935, to William & Delpha (Bates) Wander in Avoca. Charles married Dorothy Schanot on May 22, 1955 in Union.
Charles had many trades including plumbing, heating, air conditioning installer and tinner.
He worked in Nebraska City, Denver, Colo., Lincoln and owned his own plumbing and heating business in Syracuse in the 1960’s.
He also served as a part time policeman in Syracuse and worked at Wheaton’s. Charles was also a charter member of the Syracuse rescue squad and member of the Syracuse volunteer fire deptartment for 17 years.
Charles was very active in the community. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge-Syracuse. He also was a past member of Tangier Shrine Center-Omaha, Arbor Shrine Club-Nebraska City and Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He enjoyed classic country music, singing and playing a dobro. Charles and Dorothy attended many country music festivals and jams in Nebraska, Iowa, and Texas and enjoyed traveling.
He is survived by his sons: Dwight (Sharon) Wander of Syracuse, Mark (Arlene) Wander of Lincoln, Brad ( Diana) Wander of Houston, Texas, Chris (Brenda) Wander of Colleyville, Texas; Grandchildren: Jeremy (Amy) Wander, Nichole (Josh) Hurst, Nathan Wander, Nicole Wander Mitchell Wander, Matt Wander, Hayden Wander, Alex Wander, Kayla Wander; and many great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Susie Schanot; sister-in-law & brother-in-law: Bill & Joyce Johnson and his beloved dog Daisy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother and sister-in-law: Joy and Betty Wander and brother-in-law: Richard Schanot.
Funeral services were to be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 2:30 p.m. at the Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Chapel in Syracuse. Burial will be at Park Hill cemetery.
Visitation will be on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice. Arrangements are by Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, NE Condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com