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Charles A. Folsom

May 10, 1928 August 22, 2018
Charles A. Folsom
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Chuck was born May 10, 1928 in Lincoln and moved to Fremont as a child. He attended Fremont Schools and Shattuck Military Academy before entering Iowa State University, graduating in 1952. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1948 and retired as a Major in 1972. In 1954 and 1955 he won three national rifle championships including the Daniel Boone and the McDougal trophies. He declined a berth on the 1956 Olympic team to return to his infantry unit at the end of the Korean war. He served three tours of duty in Vietnam. After his retirement he returned to Fremont to run the family farm.

Chuck was an active member of Fremont Masonic Lodge #15 A.F. & A.M. and North Bend Lodge #115 A.F. & A.M. He served as national president of Sojourners in 1984 and 1985. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Chuck married Emiko Hirose December 11, 1957 at Nagoya, Japan.

He is survived by his wife Emiko; one daughter Susan Brouse (husband Don) of Lincoln; one son Thomas Folsom (partner Virginia) of St. Paul, Minnesota; grandchildren Chad Brouse and Kendra Konecky (husband Gary) both of Lincoln and Jacob Folsom of New York City; great grandchildren Gabbi, Kylie, and Emily Konecky.

He was devoted to his wife, Emiko, whom he admired deeply for her years of dedication to him and his many activities.

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Service

Saturday

1

Sep

10:30 AM 9/1/2018 10:30:00 AM
Dugan Funeral Chapel

751 North Lincoln Ave.
Fremont, NE 68025

Masonic Memorial Services will be held Saturday September 1 at 10:30 A.M. at Dugan Funeral Chapel, 751 N. Lincoln. Veterans presentation by the Fremont Honor Guard. Memorials have been established to the Masonic-Eastern Star Children's Home or the Lincoln Children's Zoo. Condolences may be left at www.duganchapel.com.

Dugan Funeral Chapel
751 North Lincoln Ave. Fremont 68025 NE
United States
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