Charles Carbert

The funeral service was Friday, Feb. 21, in Federal Way, Wash., for Charles “Chuck” Allen Carbert, 92, who passed away on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in the Avalon Retirement Home, Federal Way. A memorial graveside service will be held in Mohall in the early summer.

Chuck was born Dec. 24, 1921, to Alice (Allen) and Fred Carbert in Mohall, N.D., where he was raised and educated. He was an avid basketball, football and track player, receiving many letters and medals. He graduated from Mohall High School in 1941. He married his high school sweetheart, Nadine Mortensen, on Dec. 21, 1941, in Mohall.

He entered the U.S. Army on Oct. 12, 1942, and ranked as staff sergeant in the Army military police. Chuck also was a military basic police training instructor and qualified as a sharpshooter rifleman. He was stationed at several bases, including Fort Snelling, Minn., Camp Claiborne, La., and was honorably discharged at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, on Feb. 2, 1946.

Chuck was baptized and confirmed in the United Methodist Church.

Four children were born to Chuck and Nadine: Allen, Linda, Jerry and Gayle.

He was active in the Great Plains Saddle Club, the American Legion, the Nodak Race Car Club and refereed many basketball games. He farmed and had a few cattle, worked as a mechanic at Allen Chevrolet in Mohall, and drove school bus. He loved his bus kids.

In 1969, they moved to Federal Way where he worked and retired from the Auburn U-Haul Company.

Chuck loved his family, camping at Buck Creek, horseback riding, sports, gardening and most of all they loved to dance. He was a kind and gentle man who will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Survivors include: his wife of 72 years, Nadine; children, Allen (Kitty) Carbert, Linda (Bill Stanley) Worley, Jerry (Gloria) Carbert and Gayle (Roger) Simmons; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Chuck was preceded in death by: his parents; sisters, Virginia Brown and Joycelyn Watson; and son-in-law, Patric Worley.