February 19, 1939 — January 12, 2019
Charles John Tomoson passed away January 12th, 2019, in Eureka, South Dakota after suffering from a short illness.
“Chuck” was born to Bertina and Charles Tomoson in Alberta, Minnesota on February 19th, 1939. He grew up in a large family having 11 brothers and sisters. Working on a family farm, the love for machinery and vehicles became a lifelong passion.
In 1961 he married Judith Rose Flakker. They had two children together- Tim and Tammy. In 1966 they moved to Vashon. Chuck worked for the K-2 Corporation for 35 years. Sadly in 1981, his wife Judy passed away.
Chuck’s love of cars led him to the restoration of older vehicles, which led him to many car shows and rallies all around Washington. In April of 1990, he married Charlene Raab. They lived on Vashon till 2007 when they moved to Port Angeles Washington. Chuck enjoyed retirement with his very large garage and work shop for all his cars. Chuck and Charlene moved to Eureka South Dakota in 2017 to be closer to Charlene’s son Lonnie.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents Bertina and Charles, wife Judy, step son David and siblings Leroy, Rosie, Albert, Doug, Joe and Michael. Survived by his wife Charlene, Son Tim (Sheree) Daughter Tammy, Step son Lonnie (Tara) siblings, Ron, Charlotte, Clifford, Phyllis and Mary, 9 Grandchildren and 14 Great-Grandchildren.
A graveside memorial will be held in Morris, Minnesota on June 30th.