Charles "Chuck" Rebsch

Charles “Chuck” L. Rebsch, 61, Fargo passed away Monday, June 1, 2020 at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio after a brave and heroic battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born October 18, 1958 in Northwood, North Dakota to Elmer and Vivian (Bahr) Rebsch. His childhood was spent on his family farm (rural Thompson, ND) celebrating faith and family. He graduated from Northwood High School in 1976. He attended NDSU before graduating from North Dakota State School of Science. He married Nadine Nelson on June 19, 1982 at St. John Lutheran Church, Hatton, North Dakota. They welcomed two daughters, Amy and Cara, and together built a beautiful family and life in Fargo, ND. Chuck’s strong work ethic and professionalism will always be remembered. He worked for Houston Engineering for 36 years in a variety of capacities, most recently as a professional land surveyor and project manager. Chuck served in various leadership roles including president of North Dakota Society of Professional Land Surveyors and council member and president of Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo. Chuck was always willing to lend a helping hand to those in need and a smile to everyone. While Chuck was an avid NDSU Bison football fan, traveling around the country with his friends cheering on his team, his priority was his family. He loved spending time with them, especially in his role as Grandpa. He had a strong faith and a love for music and had fun wherever he went. Chuck was known to be friendly, kind, gentle, confident, fun, and loyal. He will be greatly missed by his family and everyone whose lives were touched by him. He is survived by his wife of 37 years, Nadine, Fargo, ND; children, Amy (James) Ritchie, Oakdale, MN, Cara (Lewis) Chapdelaine, Hugo, MN; 3 grandchildren, Charlie and Albie Ritchie, and Evelyn Chapdelaine; brother, Allan (Connie) Rebsch, Grand Forks, ND; sister, Berneda (Ken) Franson, West Des Moines, IA; parents in-law, Albert and Shirley Nelson, Portland, ND; brothers in-law; David Nelson, Fargo, ND, Dana Nelson (Laura Metzen), Hatton, ND, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father, Leland Luwe. Visitation: 5-7:00 P.M. Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Live Streamed Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo. Interment: St. John’s Cemetery, Hatton, ND The family requests that friends and family who choose to attend services adhere to the CDC suggested social distancing protocols.

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. He fought a good fight and is now at peace. I went to high school with Chuck and remember him as a very kind and gentle soul. From the posts I saw from his daughter, he has instilled a deep family love.
    God be with you at this time of sorrow.

  2. My deepest sympathy to Nadine and family in their great loss of Chuck. I worked for his parents, Elmer & Vivian, in the floral shop in Northwood and was there when Chuck was in high school. From the posts I have seen from his family, he loved and was loved by all his family. You will have so many good memories….keep each other and your memories close. God bless you all.

  3. So sorry for you loss Rebsch family. We were good friends in high school – a lot of great memories. God Bless you in these difficult days and those yet to come. We’ll continue to pray for you.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers for this family. He sounds like a wonderful person who was so needed in this world. His life certainly was too short. I grew up in the Holmes community, same as Chuck, and knew his family. We know he will be missed and has joined the heavenly choir from Holmes. May God give you comfort. Pat(Lenz)Disrud.

  5. Nadine and family our sympathy to you. Chuck was a great and kind person. Prayers to you all. Joe and Wanda Omodt

  6. Nadine and Family,
    My deepest sympathy on the passing of Charles. I haven’t seen either of you in many years but still hold good memories of you and Charles. May he rest in peace.
    Tom Wells

  7. Chuck was great guy to work with, work for and loved visiting and telling war stories. Will miss him

  8. Heartfelt condolences to the family. Precious memories forever treasured in your hearts✝️God’s peace. Chuck had such an engaging smile when working at the Fargodomw

  9. My deepest sympathy to your family. I had fond memories of riding the bus everyday to school with Chuck. He was then such a treasure and so loving to all. I know he will be greatly missed. May he rest in the arms of our Lord and we can truly remember what a blessing he was to us.

  10. Nadine, Amy, Cara & Family,

    Chuck was an exceptional man who always put family first and foremost and his unending love for you was always evident. Chuck fought so hard to stay with you all.

    Our hearts are with you at this most difficult time.

    Mark & Lisa Hasart

  11. Receive my sincere condolences. May God love be with you and your faily . I had many memories of working with Charles at Huston Ing. I am so sad for your loss.

  12. Thoughts and prayers to all of you. Chuck was such an easy person to be around. Always friendly and so family oriented. Will leave a deep void for many.

  13. I worked with Chuck at Guest Services at the Fargodome. He was such a kind gentleman always so much fun to work with. RIP
    Susan Hogen

  14. Nadine, Amy, Cara and family

    I attended college with Chuck at the North Dakota State School of Science (which it was called back then) and we graduated in 1984. I lost contact with Chuck over the years until I moved back to Bismarck in 2000. We always had a chance to catchup and have a drink or two at the annual Surveyors Conventions and Fall Seminars. We had a couple of opportunities to work together professionally in the past few years on projects.

    Chuck was a credit to the Land Surveying Profession here in North Dakota. He was involved in many roles for the ND Land Surveying Society, including President. He will be missed by the land surveyors in North Dakota. We lost a true professional.

    You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Bruce P. Zelmer, PLS
    Survey Manager
    Bartlett & West

  15. My deepest sympathies to you, Nadine, Cara, and Amy. You each, and your families are in my prayers. May our Lord comfort you and show you peace as only He can do. Much love, and many prayers, Kathy

  16. Nadine and family you are in our thoughts and prayers for the loss of Chuck. Kay and Jeff Peterson

  17. Nadine and Family,
    Deb and I send our heartfelt condolences to you. Chuck and I were great friends in high school and throughout life. We were best man for each other’s wedding. He was such a great guy and we had so many good times together. We will miss him a lot!

  18. We are so very sorry for your loss, our Family tree may have a different branch but we have the same roots. We know he leaves a void but many happy memories….we may be half a country away but we are here if need be

  19. Chuck’s parents & my parents were friends, so I knew him growing up. I hadn’t seen him for several years & then we ended up working together at Guest Services at the Fargodome. Chuck was always positive & friendly and it was fun to reconnect. It’s obvious how much he loved his family and how much you loved him. Cherish those memories as you entrust him to his heavenly home. May God bless your family as you gather to celebrate his life.

  20. Nadine and family – Please accept our deepest condolences. Chuck was a friend from NDSU. Kris and I would enjoy seeing him at Bison football games, particularly away games. He was a good man.

    May your memories give you peace and comfort.

    Tom & Kris Pratt

  21. Nadine and family
    My heart aches for all of you and want to all to know that you have been in my thoughts and prayers daily. I had the pleasure of working with Chuck at the Fargo Dome and always remember his kind heart. Take care and God Bless

  22. My deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of such an amazing person. Chuck was one year ahead of me in high school and I remember him as a very kind person. I haven’t seen him since that time, but as I watched your video I see the beautiful life he created with his family. Thank you for sharing your memories through these pictures. It was an incredible tribute to your husband, dad and grandpa. I am praying for you during this difficult time.

  23. I had the pleasure of working with Chuck in the recent years. He was a great person who will be missed.

  24. While we celebrate Chuck’s life today and know he has joined other family members in heaven, we mourn the loss of another beloved Bahr family cousin. Our love and prayers are with you today and always!

  25. What a kind man he was. I remember he was always willing to help with Sunday School and other church activities.
    God’s blessings of patience, wisdom, courage and strength for each new day. His good heart will leave a hole in many lives.
    Though the tears with sadness never cease, my prayer is the tears with laughter flow as you remember the happy times shared. God gave us memories so we might have roses in December (Barrie).

  26. So sorry for your loss. Chuck was an amazing man and his cheerful, kind attitude will live on forever in our memories. Sending you many thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  27. So sorry for your loss. I still can’t believe he’s gone. Chuck will truly be missed.

  28. So sorry for your loss. I worked with Chuck for 10 years, and Chuck was always willing to help out. Chuck was always so positive, and was such a joy to be around. I will always miss Chuck’s smiling face at the office and how eager he was to talk about the bison!

  29. Thank you for including this livestream option for attending the service. It is a blessing to be “there”with you even when the virus tries to interfere. At times like this, we need more than ever to see and be with others. We love you all.

  30. Nadine, Amy and Cara, We were able to view the live stream of Chuck’s funeral. What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful man whose deep faith and love of family and friends will be deeply missed. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  31. Thank you for the opportunity to attend the funeral. I am beyond sorry for your loss. It was a wonderful tribute to an amazing man.

  32. Our deepest sympathy to all of Charlie’s family and friends. We were classmates from the Northwood High School class of ‘76. We hadn’t seen him for a lot of years, but saw him a lot on Facebook , especially during Bison football. And it was pretty obvious his family was pretty important to him. And there was always a smile on his face. Blessed be his memory! Brian and Laurel Johnson

  33. What a beautiful service! Each speaker did a wonderful job, and I found myself nodding in agreement at all the kind words for Chuck. We worked together at HEI for 35 years and he was a joy to be around. His memory will always be treasured! My deepest condolences, Nadine and family.

  34. What a beautiful testimony of a life well-lived. Chuck loved well and was well loved. Wish I had met him. I know him through his dear sister, Berneda. Christian sympathy to you all.

  35. Chuck was a great co-worker, friend and Bison fan. In these uncertain times, it is nice to reflect on the life of a person like such as Chuck who displayed qualities which we should all strive to emulate. His priorities including God, family and good work were spot on. We all need to remember to enjoy the journey with the ones we cherish. Goodbye for now. I am reminded of David in the old testament upon learning of the death of a loved one remarked ” I shall go to him, but he will not return to me”. RIP

  36. Dear Nadine, Cara and Amy and your families,
    I wish to extend my deepest sympathy for the loss of Chuck. I watched the service and video… just so beautifully done! Sending love and hugs to all. Your strength and faith are already showing!
    Sincerely, Pam Luwe and family

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