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Charles Fredrick Willms

June 28, 1929 - September 14, 2013

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Charles Fredrick Willms, 84, passed away September 14, 2013. Born in Hudson County, NJ, on June 28, 1929, he was the son of the late Sadie and Fredrick Willms.

An award winning rifleman, Charles served in the US National Guard, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Master Sergeant. Charles attended NJ Institute of Technology where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering. A registered professional engineer, he was a member of the Tau Beta Phi National Engineering Honor Society, Phi Tau Sigma, ASME, CGA, IAC, US TAG, and served as technical director of the FSSA, and chairman of the NFPA. Charles worked as Director of Engineering for Fire Protections Systems for Walter Kidde, in NC, and was then self-employed as a Product Liability Consultant for fire protection products. He enjoyed playing the drums and spending time with his family.

Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Maryann E. Willms. He is survived by his loving daughter, Beverly, of Raleigh, NC; son, Roger, and his wife, Melinda, of Charlotte; grandchildren, Dean and Madolyn, of Charlotte; brother, Fred Willms, of NJ; and several nieces and nephews.
Posted by:
Gert & Paula Kuehnel
Posted on:
September 16, 2013
So sorry to hear about your father. We all feel your loss.
Posted by:
T. Currier
Posted on:
September 18, 2013
While I did not know Charles Fredrick directly, I am not surprised by his intelligence and commitment to honor community and service both professionally and militarily. His grandson, Dean, has been blessed by this lineage. His legacy lives on... Do know that I will be praying, Roger, for you in the loss of your father along with my forever one, Dean, and the loss of his Grandfather. May both the sweetness and the challenges of the relationship inspire you and the rest of the family closer to His image. Rest in peace, Mr. Willms. Your journey is complete. With great love, T./Mrs. Currier
Posted by:
Jack Kelley
Posted on:
September 19, 2013
I am so sorry about the passing your loved one. I trust the Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior will provide a peace and comfort that passes all understanding.
Posted by:
Adrienne Young
Posted on:
September 19, 2013
Dear Dean,

Please know that your Carmel family is praying for you all, and we love you dearly. As you reflect on the awesome moments you shared with your Grandfather, I pray for comfort to come in the midst of tears.

With Sincerity,

Mrs. Young
Director of College Placement
Carmel Christian School
Posted by:
Dale M Wood
Posted on:
September 19, 2013
Please know that we, your teachers and the Carmel family, are praying for your family- that you would all know God's presence and comfort during this time or bereavement.
Posted by:
Kathy Sullivan
Posted on:
September 20, 2013
Roger, Melinda, Dean, Madolyn and Bev,

I'm so sorry for your loss and hope that the memories you have will help you through this tough time.

My memory of your dad was in his tux- he seemed to be off to play in his band so often. He was a fun guy to be around and he obviously brought his children up to be wonderful people.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by:
Alicia Counihan
Posted on:
September 20, 2013
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. In His Service, Mrs. Counihan
Posted by:
Katherine Queen
Posted on:
September 20, 2013
Hey Dean! Just wanted to let you know that we ALL have been praying for you and will continue to pray for you and your family! We love you!
Posted by:
Kara Richardson
Posted on:
September 20, 2013
Dean I am so sorry about your grandfather. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. I know what it's like to lose a grandfather, and it's rough. Can't wait for you to return back at school with us! 🙂
Posted by:
Nick Isaac
Posted on:
September 20, 2013
Dean,
Just want to say sorry for the loss, we have been praying for you. We will continue to pray for you and your family. Also I hope you get well soon with your sickness!
Posted by:
Chase Currier
Posted on:
September 20, 2013
Dear Willms family,
I give my deepest condolences to your family. I hope the Lord will comfort you in your time of grievance. I also hope the Lord will bless Dean with good health so that he can come back to school. He is deeply missed.
Sincerely, Chase Currier
Posted by:
Nigel Liu
Posted on:
September 20, 2013
Dean, i am sorry or your loss, and hope you can get better soon.we will pray for you.
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Katherine Southard
Posted on:
September 20, 2013
Hello Dean. I hope you are feeling better. I have been praying for you. I pray that God gives you peace and comfort. I can't wait to see you back at school.
-KaSu
Posted by:
Katie Petersen
Posted on:
September 20, 2013
Dean,
We are all praying for you at school! We hope that the Lord holds you in his hands, heals you, and comforts you during this time.
Praying for and thinking of you,
Katie Petersen
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Katie Brailsford
Posted on:
September 20, 2013
My dearest Dean,
I know you are having a tough time with the loss of your grandfather.. Death should be feared. But we have Jesus with us, so there is no need to fear for it. I will be praying for you and your family. I know you have been sick as well, so I will do my best to come and help you with any work you need the help on. I miss you and I hope you and your family knows, I love your family and I am here for you and Madolyn. I consider you guys my family as well.
With love,
Katie B.
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