Charles Soupir

MANKATO — A celebration of Chuck’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 14, at Chippewa Falls Lutheran Church in Terrace. Visitation will start at 10 a.m. with lunch and burial to follow.

Charles “Chuck” Henry Soupir, 76 years young, was called to the Lord on Feb. 19, 2018, after a four-year battle with cancer. He died peacefully at his home in Mankato with his family at his side. Those that knew Chuck will always remember him for the exuberant way he lived his life. Chuck was a “life changer” to so many of the people he touched. He enlightened, befriended and supported most everyone he met making them a better person in one way or another.

His family meant the world to him! Chuck’s wife, Alaire, was his sweetheart and together they loved to spend time with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren! He enjoyed hunting and fishing trips and time at the lake with family and friends. These are memories that his family will cherish the rest of their lives.

Chuck was born in Lucan to Henry Soupir and Vivian (Jensen) Como. He grew up in Vesta and moved to Redwood Falls where he graduated high school in 1959. During his 30+ years of employment with Schwan’s Sales, Chuck, Alaire and their family moved about the West and Midwest, eventually ending up in Marshall. During this time, they made many wonderful life-long friends. They then decided to become full-time “Texans” in 2011, moving to Ranchero Village in Weslaco, Texas. A month before Chuck’s passing, he and Alaire decided to move back to Minnesota to be closer to their family, residing in Mankato.

Survivors include his wife, Alaire Soupir; children: Scott (Kay) Soupir of Chaska, Pam (Jeff) Orth, Mankato, Cheryl (Keith) Derynck, Mankato and Kari (Randy) Roosa of Minocqua, Wis.; 11 grandchildren: Danielle (Soupir) Anderson (Taylor), Jennifer (Soupir) Warner (Andrew), Laycee (Josh) and Louis Bernard, Lydia, Lea, and Levi Orth, Logan (Larissa), Wyatt (Megan) and Lauren Derynck (Tanner) and Jordan Roosa (Morgan); nine great-grandchildren; brother, Gene “Butch” (Linda) Soupir, Watertown S.D.; sister in-law Jan Devick, Glenwood; and many nieces and nephews.

Chuck was preceded in death by his mother Vivian Como, father Henry Soupir, sister Sharon Stoll, wife Nancy Soupir and grandson Derek Roosa.