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Kvasnicka, Charles E.

Kvasnicka, Charles E.

January 23, 1941 — July 21, 2020

Charles E. Kvasnicka, known in his youth as Junior, by his hometown as Charlie, by his OP Alumni as Kwaz and by his wife, family and friends as Chuck, passed away July 21, 2020. Humor was his calling card, on and off the road with Kenington and Ocean Pacific among other brands; and especially at home. His demeanor was kind and generous; his spirit loyal and full of wisdom. He was larger than life and was the glue to his family and friends. Chuck’s attire was 3 piece suits in college and early work in menswear….until he discovered ‘denim’; he invented professional looking casual wear before it was popular; suits would forever be a struggle. He sported a beard and mustache most of his life; wore his hair trimmed, mohawked, permed and finally in a ponytail. He enjoyed fishing, skiing, and boating, was a less than average golfer and had the driving gene. Later, he discovered gardening and nature watching…….the outdoors comforted him. Chuck is survived by his wife, Holly Hart; daughter Kelli and husband Mark Bedunah; step daughter Kim Schultz; sons Jeff & Randy Caldwell; eight grandchildren, Kassie Hitchcock, Kailee Bedunah, Brent Schultz, Zac, Katie, Caden, Carinna, and Cooper Caldwell and two great grandchildren, Cooper and Kinsley; siblings, Richard and wife, Judith, Mel, Nancy and Charlotte Kvasnicka. He was preceded in death by a half brother and sister, Farrell and Glenna. As a big family man, his relationships with his nieces and nephews were extremely important to him.

The family suggests contributions to: Lewy Body Dementia Assn. (

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Kvasnicka, Charles E.'s Guestbook

Let’s don’t forget, Charlie was a State wrestling champion from Colby. So sad to hear of his passing. Jarree

Jarree Miller

Holly, I am not sad for Charlie passing, for I know he is at peace now. However, I am sad for you and so sorry for your loss. Charlie was your husband, best friend and companion and you will miss him terribly. My prayer is that time passing will help you with the loss and create a new life for you. We are here for you if you need anything.

Ann Fensel

Holly so, so sorry for your loss, our loss. Chuck was a wonderful man and I will always remember our time together at restaurants and then trade shows.

John Rudberg

Charlie was joy to have in our Colby H.S. class of '58. He will be missed by all of us!

Noel Colllins

Holly-My heart cries for you and Chucks family..He was such a special man and you are a very special lady. Mary

Mary Nase

Chuck was kind, compassionate, and caring. I am grateful that Chuck was so willing to help Holly care for our parents. He brought a lot of joy to our parents and others in the communities where my parents lived. I am so thankful Chuck and Holly found each other and I was privileged to get to know him.

Larry Hart

Chuck was a joyous light in this world and Phil and I grieve that that light is extinguished too soon. We send our condolences to Holly and to Chuck's family and friends.

Toni & Phil

May the sorrow you feel in your heart be lighten by the love that surrounds you. Wishing you peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. Love and Peace Dru

Dru Faulk

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