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Charles "Chuck" Stein

May 17, 1928 — December 31, 2017

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Charles “Chuck” Anthony Stein, 89

Beloved long-time Kellogg Grocer, Charles “Chuck” Anthony Stein, 89, of Osburn, Idaho, passed away December 31, 2017 at the Hospice House of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho.  He was born May 17, 1928 in Kellogg, Idaho; Chuck was the son of Edward P. and Valerine (Zoellner) Stein.

Chuck lived in the Silver Valley all of his life.  He attended and graduated from the Kellogg High School in 1946; he also attended Gonzaga University.  Chuck served in the Idaho Army National Guard in the 148th Field Artillery Battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado, during the Korean Conflict.

Chuck married Viola (Kalsto) Bordon on May 20, 1995 in Wallace, Idaho; Vi passed away on July 17, 2012.

Chuck served as co-owner and operator of Stein’s Markets for fifty years.  The Stein family owned five stores in Idaho and Montana.  Chuck’s career was in the Kellogg market, which was operated by the Stein family for eighty-six years.  He retired in 1990.

Chuck was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Wallace, the Knights of Columbus, the Kellogg Elks, American Legion Gus Zoellner Post 36- he had received a note from the Post in 2017, noting he was the longest standing member at sixty-six years.  Chuck was also a member and past board member of the Bunker Hill Staff House Museum.

Chuck loved and enjoyed his family, collecting rocks and gems, fishing and spending time at the cabin in Copper Camp on the North Fork of the Coeur d’ Alene River.

Chuck is survived by Vi’s two children Mike Bordon of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Andrea Partridge of Kellogg, Idaho; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his siblings Alfred Stein of Silverton, Hubert and Becky Stein of Post Falls, Idaho; brothers-in-law Bill Hunter of Ocean Pines, Maryland and Glenn Shepard of Spokane, Washington; nineteen beloved nieces, nephews and their spouses.  Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Vi, stepson Brian and siblings Gus, Gertrude, June and Dena.

Rosary services will be held on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 6:00 P.M. at the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Wallace; a Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, January 19, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. at the Church with Father Jerome Montez serving as Celebrant.  A reception/luncheon will be held in the Church Fellowship Hall following services.  Inurnment will be held at the Greenwood Cemetery in Kellogg.

The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to Father Jerome Montez, Dr. Anthony Branz, Loving Care & More, Access Care at Home and Hospice of North Idaho for their outstanding care.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 214 Pine Street Wallace, Idaho 83873, or to the Silver Valley Veterans Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 428, Kellogg, Idaho 83837 or to the Staff House Museum, P.O. Box 783 Kellogg, Idaho 83837.
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