Charles "Chuck" Henry Musselman, 65, of Peterson, died after an eight-year battle with dementia on Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare Center in Spring Grove, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Glenwood, Minn., on March 19, 1948, to Charles and Ann (Hanson) Musselman. When he was in seventh grade, his family moved to Lanesboro, and he graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1966. Following graduation, he attended the Art Institute in Minneapolis for one year.

A few years later, he was introduced to Kristin Bell through mutual friends, and they were married shortly after. As newlyweds, he and his wife moved frequently until building their permanent home in Peterson in 1977.

Mr. Musselman had a passion for woodworking and music, having played the bass in several local bands. He worked for many years at Watlow in Winona.

He is survived by his wife, Kristin of Peterson; sons, Forrest (Melisa) of Mabel, Ezra (Jennifer) of La Crosse, and Gabriel of Dresbach; grandchildren, Jackson, Sophia and Sawyer; siblings, Roy, Cher, Judy (Bob) Schumack, Gary (Mavis) and Kurt (Amanda); several nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and nephews, Kyle and Royce Musselman.

A gathering of family and friends was held on Tuesday at Hoff Funeral & Cremation Service in Rushford. A private family service will be held at a later date.

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