Charles Foster Davison, 82, of Brookfield, died Dec. 21, 2021.
Mr. Davison was born the only child to parents who, unusual for the time, were both over 40 years old. Miraculously, he survived childhood polio relatively unscathed. He was a smart cookie, so much so that he skipped two grades at St John Lutheran School.
He went to University of Illinois for a year, but decided it wasn’t for him. A self-taught mechanical engineer, he proudly held several patents from which he received the generous sum of $1 each. Mr. Davison and his wife, Sondra, also owned and operated two UPS Stores.
In his early 20s he drove the streets of Lake Geneva in his hot rod where he met the love of his life, Sondra Kjenstad Davison. They had two daughters, Julie (William) Davison Fitzpatrick and Kathy (Douglas) Davison Pitelka.
Mr. Davison loved the outdoors and instilled this love in his daughters. He was a keen fisherman, gun enthusiast and camper. He really loved football, especially the Bears and, more recently, the Packers. While living in Crivitz, Wisconsin, he could equally support both teams and enjoy a few cold ones at Dockside Bar.
A world traveler, some of the places he visited included Japan, Costa Rica and much of Europe. He loved speaking Spanish and tried it wherever he went with mixed reviews, most notably Germany and Nepal. He visited most of the 50 states, but his favorites were Wisconsin and Colorado.
Mr. Davison had a voracious appetite for reading and it was difficult to keep enough books on hand for him. Chuck had quirky eating habits and enjoyed escargot as much as Ramen noodles or Spam.
While he might have been frugal with trivial things, he was extremely generous with money and his time with family and friends. His grandkids Jacob and Prapti (Bhandary) Fitzpatrick, Christopher Pitelka, Dana (Fitzpatrick) and Robert Fiandra, Jonathan Pitelka, Taylor (Pitelka) and Zack Burse, and Rachel Fitzpatrick were all taught gun safety and respect and always felt loved by him.
Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, North Riverside, handled arrangements.
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