Chester “Papa Chuck” Ehlebracht, age 71, passed away November 10, 2020. He was born on August 23, 1949 in Watertown, South Dakota to Mabel Knight and Frances Ehlebracht. Papa Chuck served 23 years in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church. He was an active member of the Filipino American Association of Crestview and the Knights of Columbus. He loved fishing with his grandkids and attending their softball games. Papa Chuck loved his family, being a father and grandfather, and spending time with his family and those he took in as family. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Ruth Ehlebracht; sons, Karl Ehlebracht and Christopher Ehlebracht (Kristine); daughter, Abigail Izquierdo(Carlos); brothers, Wayne Ehlebracht(Linda), Lonny Ehlebracht(Chris), and Garry Ehlebracht; sister, Christine Heki(Craig); grandchildren, Travis, Alexis, Nicky, Brenna, Cassidy, and Paige; and numerous children that knew him as Papa.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020 at the Chapel of Whitehurst-Powell Funeral Home at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Liveoak Park Memorial Cemetery with Father Roy Marien officiating.
The family asks that if you choose to attend the funeral, that you practice social distancing in family groups and that you wear a mask/face covering while in the building.
Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com
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