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Charles W. Bablick, age 92, of Park Falls, died on Tuesday March 14, 2017 at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls. He was born on January 11, 1925 in Butternut, the son of George and Anna (Palecek) Bablick. He was a graduate of the Butternut High School. Charlie moved to Menomonie and worked for the Firestone Tire Store. On August 27, 1946 he married his wife of fifty-three years, Genevieve Koran. The couple then moved to Stanley where he worked for the Firestone Tire Store. They moved back to Butternut in 1949 and Charlie then worked for Vincent & Vincent Ford in Park Falls and then the Flambeau Paper Mill as a production manager until he retired in 1988. He enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, baseball, softball, wood working, gardening, playing cards, and carpentry. Charlie loved spending time with family & friends and traveling. He also enjoyed watching his children and grandchildren in sporting events. He served as a Mass Server, Eucharistic Minister, was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Knight. He donated his time for decades decorating St. Anthony’s Catholic Church for the Christmas season. On September 1, 2001 he marred Arlene Zimpel at Pier Willow Catholic Church

He is survived by:

his wife Arlene of Park Falls


Deacon David (Ginny) Bablick of Tomahawk

Dennis (Luann) Bablick of Butternut

Mary (Jerry) Sarver of Medford

(8)grandchildren, (21)great-grandchildren, (1)great-great-grandson


Sharon (Mike) Ferge of Fond du Lac

Diana (Bill) Hede of Tacoma, WA

Debra (Joe) Cali of Waukesha

(7)step-grandchildren, (13)step-great-grandchildren

numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Genny in 2000, (2)great-granddaughters, (1)step-grandson, and (2)brothers: George and John Bablick.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 18, 2017 at 11:00am from St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Park Falls. Fr. Shaji Pazhukkathara, Dea. David Bablick, and Dea. Chet Ball will co-officiate.


Burial will follow at Nola Cemetery in Park Falls.


A visitation will be held on Friday March 17, 2017 at the Novitzke Funeral Home in Park Falls from 4:00pm until 7:00pm with a Parish Prayer Vigil at 7:00pm and on Saturday at the church from 10:00am until the hour of the service.


The Novitzke Funeral Home is assisting the the family.

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