Charles McPherson Jr., 60, Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully at home Friday, Dec. 1, 2017.

Charles was born Feb. 21, 1957, in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Charles and Cordelia (Mathis) McPherson Sr. He graduated from Northside High School in Atlanta. Following high school, Charles received a football scholarship from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a punter and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in social studies. Charles worked for Delta Airlines in Atlanta and Kraft Foods in Beaver Dam. He was united in marriage to Amy Hartman Oct. 16, 1982, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Juneau. Charles was a sports fanatic, with a passion for basketball and football, and accumulated a wealth of sports trivia knowledge over the years. Traveling with his family to Europe and Mexico always brought him a tremendous amount of joy.

Charles will be deeply missed by his wife, Amy McPherson of Beaver Dam; his children, Sgt. Charles (Sabrina) McPherson III of Watertown, New York, and Tiffany (Jesse Perrote) McPherson of La Crosse; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Luke Hartman, Linda (Michael) Hoban, Matthew Hartman, Rebecca (Thomas) Kubat, Eva (Tom) Ptaschinski, Steve (Susan) Hartman and Kate (Dwayne) Emory; and further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Dave and Carol Hartman; brother-in-law, Joseph Hartman and other relatives.

A memorial gathering will be held Friday, Dec. 8, from 2-3 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam. A celebration of life service will be held at Cornerstone at 3 p.m.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, Beaver Dam, is honored to be serving the family. Send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at cstonefs.com.