Stevensville – Charles “Chuck” L. Shulund, 88, of Stevensville went into the arms of our Heavenly Father on January 16, 2022 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. He passed peacefully at home.
Chuck was a kind and gentle soul who saw beauty in everybody. He was raised by his grandparents on Skalkaho in Hamilton where he worked on the farm. His father married his stepmother, Lois, and they moved to Seattle, where he lived from the age of 5 to 13 years, visiting Hamilton every summer. He graduated from Hamilton High School and attended trade school in Chicago. He was a Master Carpenter, beginning contracting work at age 16, and worked throughout the Valley and Alaska. He loved cabinetry work and possessed the amazing talent to build whatever he saw. When he was a child, he visited the Lost Trail Ski run once, stating that it was the most fun he’d ever had. As a result, he bought Lost Trail Ski Run with Bill Grasser, hosting the Special Olympics and sharing the joy he experienced as a child with everyone. Chuck was a musician, playing five instruments and joining the Five Valley Accordion Association where he cooked for their picnics. Chuck loved hunting and fishing with his brothers and his children.
Chuck was preceded in death by his grandparents, Nels and Eva Shulund; his sister, Karen; father, Everette; mother, June Trip; and stepmother, Lois Lear Shulund; and Joyce Oliva, the children’s mother. Chuck was survived by his wife, Dianna Shulund of Stevensville; his son, Douglas Shulund; daughters, Victoria (Calvert) Wofford of Helena, Patricia (Phillip) Arp of Williston, ND, and Suzanne (Patrick) Zabeart of Tonopah, AZ; his brothers Lynn (Donna) Shulund of Hamilton and Raymond (Amy) Shulund of Spokane; stepchildren Bud Williams of Stevensville, Judy Williams of Stevensville, Jane (Keith) Walth of Stevensville, and Wayne (Samantha) Williams of Valley Springs, CA; and numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held April 4, 2022 at 2 p.m. at Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton. A reception will follow at the Daly Leach Chapel located on 1010 W. Main in Hamilton, MT. The family wishes for all memorial donations to be given to a charity of your choice in Chuck’s name. Condolences may be left for the family at www.dalyleachchapel.com.