Charles John Gregovich, 84, of Independence, MO peacefully passed away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on Friday, November 17, 2017. Born June 2, 1933 in Butler, WI to Thomas & Rose Gregovich and was the youngest of 12 children. After graduating from Menomonee Falls High School in Menomonee Falls, WI, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division from 1953 to 1957, where some of his best stories derived from. He met and married Sheila Roland on September 9, 1961. He spent most of his working years at Allis-Chalmers, a career that flourished and brought him to Independence, MO in 1969 and later was a self-employed business owner. He was a member of St. Mark’s Parish and most recently attended Nativity Parish. He was also a past President of the Mid America Mustang Club. He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas & Rose (Nysatt) Gregovich, and 9 siblings. He is survived by brother, Anthone Gregovich of Milwaukee, WI and dear sister, Katherine Zimmer (Paul) of Germantown, WI, his beautiful wife of 56 years, Sheila Gregovich, daughters Lisa Gregovich (Jamie Dupuy) of Coppell, TX, Lynn Becerra (David) of Lee’s Summit, MO, Jill Hickert (Greg) of Independence, MO & Julie Hollaman (Mark) of Blue Springs, MO and son, Robert Gregovich (Amy) of Overland Park, KS. He is also survived by seven, brilliant grandchildren, Taylar Ferguson (Austin) of San Diego, CA, Preston Gregovich of Independence, MO, Cole Hollaman of Blue Springs, MO, Dawson & David II Becerra of Lee’s Summit, MO, Cooper & Ella Gregovich of Overland Park, KS and one, precious great-grandson, Ryder Ferguson, 2 years old of San Diego, CA. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 11:00 AM, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, 10017 East 36th Terrace, Independence, MO 64052. The family will welcome family and friends for visitation one hour before the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in lieu of flowers.
Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas
Bob and family,
I am very sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.
Our sympathy for your loss. Chuck will be greatly missed in the neighborhood and in our hearts.
Friend ,Independence ,Missouri
He was an amazing person. My husband and I enjoyed his stories. He was always smiling. He gave the best hugs goodbye. He will be missed by all the people he touched.
Friend ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri
A great man with a warm smile and a piece of bubble gum every time I saw him. He will be missed and we send our best to the family.