OREGON – Robert Charles Wright passed away at 11:57 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Oregon Healthcare & Rehab Center.
He was born Oct. 11, 1926, to Carroll and Belle (Lewis) Wright. He graduated from Mount Morris High School, Class of 1944, and attended college in Ames, Iowa.
He was in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was on the carrier Midway when it was commissioned. Charles married Donna Knight on June 27, 1953, in Ohio, Ill. He was employed as a Roto pressman for more than 40 years. Memberships included Masonic Blue Lodge for more than 55 years. He was a life member of the VFW.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Wright of Oregon; a son, William C. (Wendy) Wright of Oregon; a daughter, Cristi C. (Randy) Pals of German Valley; three grandchildren, Ken (Alicia) Pals of German Valley, Caleb Wright of Cuba City, Wis., and Emylyn Wright of Oregon; two great-granddaughters, Cara and Shannon Pals of German Valley; and a brother, David (Barbara) Wright of Freeport.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Martha Mongan, and a brother, Bruce Wright.
A private family service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Morris.
A memorial will be established.
Finch Funeral Home in Mount Morris is handling arrangements.