Charles Anthony Sattler
April 2, 1955-August 3, 2016
Charles Anthony Sattler, 61, died on August 3, 2016 in Rugby, North Dakota. He was born on April 2, 1955 in Spokane, Washington to August Leo and Virginia Rae (Baenen) Sattler. He moved to North Dakota in 1963 and graduated from Jamestown High School in 1973. He was a member of the Boy Scouts of America and earned many promotions and merit badges. Charles was awarded a scholarship to the International Music Camp while he played his baritone horn in the Jamestown High School Band. Charles continued his education with an Associate Degree in electronics from Bismarck Junior College in 1975. He moved to Leeds, North Dakota and worked for Sid’s Radio & TV, which he later purchased and operated as Charlie’s Video until 1990. While living in Leeds, Charles dedicated many hours to the community as a member of the Leeds Fire Department, an EMT on the local ambulance service, led a Boy Scout troop and coached a baseball team. In addition he served as a city police officer, helped with water testing for the city water department, and drove a school bus. On December 27, 1986 he married Pamela June Hendrickson in Leeds. In the early 1990’s they moved to Rugby. Charles, once again, educated himself with the California College of Health Sciences and earned an Associate Degree in 1992 as a Certified Respiratory Therapist. Charles was a dedicated member of the staff of the Heart of America Medical Center in Rugby for 26 years. In addition to practicing Respiratory Therapy, he also worked in the Bio-med and DME departments at the hospital. His patients were a priority and he treated them with heartfelt care and concern. He was awarded the HAMC Thunder Award in December, 2014. For the past ten years Charles and Pam operated Juneberi Creations and produced countless engraved products. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Rugby and the American Association of Respiratory Care. He enjoyed camping with his family. He was also an avid trip planner. His favorite vacations were those spent in the mountains with his family. Most recently, the Red Lodge, MT area and Beartooth Pass. He also enjoyed playing games, watching movies, discussing politics and collecting coins.
Charles is survived by his wife, Pam and their three daughters, April Omaya Rugby; Jessica (Jack Jr.) Ford Devils Lake; and Megan Sattler – Rugby. He also leaves 6 grandchildren Kaitlyn,
Haley, Emilee, Cali, Logan & Juliana, two sisters-Kathy (Bill) Rutz Casselton, and Renee (Kurt) Haverlock Bismarck. His mother-in-law Patsy Hendrickson Devils Lake; his aunt Margaret (Wade) Sperry Fargo, a brother-in-law Bob Hendrickson Devils Lake, five nieces and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law Harold Hendrickson.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, August 12, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at First Lutheran Church in Rugby. Pastor Don Barsness and Rev Sharon Baker will officiate with Galen J. Mack, Michelle & Grace Nybo as vocalists and Dan Nybo as organist.
Urn bearers will be Jack Ford, Jr., Bob Hendrickson, Tanner Hendrickson, Bill Rutz, Kurt Haverlock, and Aaron Haverlock.
Niewoehner Funeral Home – Rugby 701-776-6222
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