Obit: Andrew "Chuck" Greywater

Staff Writer
Devils Lake Journal
Andrew "Chuck" Greywater

Andrew “Chuck” Greywater, 71, of Fort Totten, N.D., died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in Fort Totten on Friday morning, October 12, 2012 at Mercy Hospital, Devils Lake.

A Wake and prayer service for Chuck will be held at the Fort Totten Recreation Center on Friday, October 19 beginning at 5 p.m. with a Rosary at 8 p.m. Pastor Paul Young, Rob Greywater and Fr. Hession will lead the services. The procession to Fort Totten will leave on Friday at 4 p.m. from Walmart.

Mass of Christian Burial for Chuck will be at Seven Dolors Catholic Church, Fort Totten on Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m. with Fr. Anthony Hession celebrating the Mass. Chuck will be laid to rest in St. Jerome’s Catholic Cemetery, rural Fort Totten.

Active pallbearers for Chuck will be Robert Greywater Jr., Merlyn Knutson, Lonnie Charboneau, Michael Buckles, Cody Greywater, K.J. Greywater, Sheldon Greywater and Jeremy Greywater. Honorary bearers will be all of Chuck’s grandchildren and great grandchildren, Fred Longie Sr., Duane Guy, Solomon Sherman, Robert Littlewind, Duane Jackson, Sam Merrick, Leandra Thomas, Manual Littlewind Sr., Dr. Jackie Downs, Kenneth “Spune” (Flo) Dunn, Mike Abrahamson, Dwayne Charboneau, Dave “Big Davie” Longie, Demus McDonald, James and Jackie Baker, Delores Anderson Family, co-workers at the Spirit Lake Casino and CHR, Spirit Lake Ambulance, Mercy Hospital Emergency Department and the Spirit Lake Fire Department.

All drum groups, singers or anyone interested in sharing are all welcome to share their songs in memory of Chuck.

Andrew “Chuck” Greywater was born April 17, 1941 at East End, St. Michael, N.D., the son of Alex Greywater and Elizabeth Robertson. He went to school at St. Michael and Fort Totten, N.D. where is also grew up.

Chuck met the love of his life, Mary Jo Charboneau in 1972 and they were united in marriage by Fort Totten Courts and later had their marriage blessed by the church on June 7, 1977. They established their home in Fort Totten where they would live, work and raise their family through the years.

Chuck worked at the Fort Totten Police Department as a police officer, at Sioux Manufacturing Corp. and as a CHR. He also worked on his farm for himself and other farmers in the area for a time. Up until Chuck’s passing, he worked at the Spirit Lake Casino. He loved his jobs, his co-workers and all the conversations he had with everyone he met.

Chuck loved spending time with his wife, family and grandchildren. He would always make sure and give his sister Delemma a call every day to catch up with all the latest news. He loved driving places with his boy Emery and doing things with him. They would go out some times to gather trees or just to pick rocks. He liked playing bingo when he would get a chance, or watching TV game and comedy shows and loved going to rodeos. He loved when summer would come so he could plant his big garden and go to the Blue Building to chat the breeze with Solomon Sherman and Kenneth “Spune” Dunn.

We will miss Chuck always being there. He loved to joke around with everyone and especially his grandchildren. There was never a dull moment when he was around. Chuck was a very kind, loving person who would never turn anyone away that needed help. Chuck touched each and everyone who knew him and he loved everyone.

Chuck will be missed and remembered by his wife, Mary Jo of Fort Totten; his sons, Kenneth Greywater, Emery Greywater, Raymond (Maxine) Buckles and John (Theresa) Knutson all of Fort Totten; his daughters, Marilyn (Phil) Knutson of Leeds, N.D., Marcella (Pete) Longie of Fort Totten, Kimberly (Terry) Knutson also of Fort Totten and Michelle (Gary) Knutson of Devils Lake, N.D.; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Delemma Greywater, Ranae (James) Lenoir, Sonta (Dean) Dauphinais and Della (Maynard) Bull; brothers, Robert Greywater, Verle Greywater and Kenneth (Bev) Greywater; step-sisters, Beverly LaBelle, Barbara Robertson and Brenda Robertson; step brother, Wilbert “Jiggs” (Judy) Robertson; sisters-in-law, Lorna (George) Decoteau, Cindy (Tim) Hawk, Betty St. Claire and Bernie Charboneau; brothers-in-law, Anthony (Lorraine) Charboneau, Pat (MaryEllen) Charboneau, Grey Charboneau, Richard (Patline) Charboneau and Roger Charboneau; godchildren, Rebecca Peltier, Jay Buckles, Kathy Touche and Gerald Charboneau.

If we forgot to mention anyone, it is not intentional. Please forgive us as we are doing the best we can in this very difficult time.

Andrew will be welcomed home by his loving family. His parents, Alex Greywater Sr. and Elizabeth Robertson; son, Merlyn Knutson II; brothers, Israel, Damian, Richard, Alex Jr., and Michael Greywater; sister, Pamela Greywater; step-father, Jerry Robertson; nieces, Bobbi Greywater and Danyell Faye Littlewind; nephews, Delvin Greywater, Neil Greywater and Paul Thompson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Anthony and Roseann Charboneau Sr.; brothers-in-law, Sonny Charboneau, Stevie Charboneau and Timmy Charboneau; special friend, Diane Woods; grandparents, Mini Hota and Celina Lawrence and Louis and Celina Belgarde.

Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake, is in charge of arrangements.