Charles (Chuck) Henry Soupir, 76 years young, was called to the Lord February 19, 2018, after a four-year battle with cancer. He died peacefully at his home in Mankato with his family at his side. Those who knew Chuck will always remember him for the exuberant way he lived his life. Chuck was a “life changer” to so many of the people he touched. He enlightened, befriended and supported most everyone he met making them a better person in one way or another. His family meant the world to him. Chuck’s wife, Alaire was his sweetheart, and together they loved to spend time with their children, grandchildren, and great grand-children. He enjoyed hunting and fishing trips and time at the lake with family and friends. These are memories that his family will cherish the rest of their lives. Chuck was born in Lucan to his parents Henry Soupir and Vivian (Jensen) Como. He grew up in Vesta and moved to Redwood Falls where he graduated high school in 1959. During his 30-plus years of employment with Schwan’s Sales, Chuck, Alaire and their family moved about the west and midwest, eventually ending up in Marshall. During this time, they made many wonderful lifelong friends. They then decided to become full-time “Texans” in 2011, moving to Ranchero Village in Weslaco, Texas. Chuck loved drinking coffee, playing cards, but most of all, visiting with people. Chuck volunteered at the club house kitchen, which was re-named “Chuck Wagon” for all his hard work. A month before Chuck’s passing, he and Alaire moved back to Minnesota to be closer to their family, residing in Mankato. Survivors include his wife Alaire Soupir; Children; Scott (Kay) Soupir of Chaska, Pam (Jeff) Orth, Mankato, Cheryl (Keith) Derynck, Mankato and Kari (Randy) Roosa of Minocqua, Wis.; 11 grandchildren; Danielle (Soupir) Anderson, Jennifer (Soupir) Warner, Laycee and Louis Bernard, Lydia, Lea and Levi Orth, Logan, Wyatt and Lauren Derynck and Jordan Roosa; nine great-grandchildren; brother: Gene “Butch” (Linda) Soupir, Watertown, S.D.; sister-in-law Jan Devick, Glenwood and many nieces and nephews. Chuck was preceded in death by his mother Vivian Como, father Henry Soupir, sister Sharon Stoll, wife Nancy Soupir and grandson Derek Roosa. A celebration of Chuck’s life will be held at Chippewa Falls Lutheran Church in Terrace Saturday, April 14 at 11 a.m. Visitation will start at 10 a.m. with lunch and burial to follow