Charles “Chuck” Korstjens, age 82, of Milbank, died at St. Williams Care Center in Milbank on Saturday, June 4, 2022.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 10 at 1:00 p.m. at the Mundwiler Funeral Home in Milbank. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, June 10, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery, in Appleton, MN.
Charles Francis Korstjens was born on December 20, 1939, in Milbank, SD, to Francis and Agatha (Van Stralen) Korstjens. Chuck grew up on the Korstjens family farm near Big Stone City, SD. He spent his entire life living on the farm, until moving to St. Williams Care Center.
After graduating from high school, Chuck farmed and drove a livestock delivery truck. He married Pat Carl on October 18, 1969, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank. Besides raising crops, Chuck and Pat raised cattle and hogs. Chuck was a longtime member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Milbank.
Chuck’s major hobby was farming and keeping his farm place neat and clean. He enjoyed fishing when he had time; he hunted often when he was younger. He enjoyed keeping up with the weather news and forecasts by watching the Weather Channel. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and their activities.
Chuck Korstjens is survived by his wife, Pat of Milbank; daughter-in-law Janelle (Dahle) Korstjens of Milbank; grandchildren: Alexis Gonzalez, Jordan Gonzalez, Nycole Korstjens, Jenna Korstjens, Jayden Korstjens; great-granddaughter, Katerina Gonzalez; sisters: Kathy (Gary) Pillatzki of Ortonville, MN; Teresa Krier of Colorado; brothers: Jim (Mary) Korstjens of Milbank; John Korstjens of Milbank.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Charles “Chip” Korstjens; sister, Mary Korstjens; and brother George Korstjens.