Charles Harlan “Chuck” Josephson was born in Minneota, MN on Aug. 2, 1933, to Clarice and Adalbjorn “Abo” Josephson. He was a graduate of Minneota High School and Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD. He married his wife, Joan, while in the army and stationed in Germany.
Charles lived in several communities, including Tucson, AZ since 1979, where he died on Aug. 13, 2023 of natural causes at the age of 90.
Charles owned and operated the Ink Well and then the Print Well Print Shop until retirement. He will be remembered for expressing strong opinions on topics of any sort, often writing editorials in newspapers that he faithfully read. A strong advocate for parental involvement in education, he took time to teach the printing trade to many. A candidate for public office multiple times, he brought critical issues to the conversation. As a gifted organist and member of the American Guild of Organists, he will be remembered for his love of music and musical performance. Charles played at many churches in Tucson, and was passionate about using his energy to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord!”
His wife, Joan, preceded him in death in 2023, and his son, Ken, in 2013. He was also preceded in death by his three siblings and their spouses: Allan (Marlene), Marilyn (B.T. Russell), and Les (Donna).
Surviving him are his daughter, Ann (Troy) Hanson, grandchildren Kayla (TJ Brown) and Brandon, of Ferndale, Washington, and Kathy (Jeffery Wells) of Panama City, Florida.
Charles was also the proud “Grandpa-Great” of Kenlie, Tayden, and Talan Brown.
Burial will take place at a later date in Hope Lutheran Church Cemetery in Minneota.
Blessed be his memory.