Charles R. `Chuck` Cady , Age 78

July 17, 1945 --March 31, 2024

Charles R. “Chuck” Cady, age 78, of Merrimac, passed away on Easter Sunday, March 31, 2024, at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a very brief illness.

Charles was born the son of Charles Jr. and Gertrude (Swedlund) on July 17, 1945 in Elmhurst, IL. He graduated from Willowbrook High School in Villa Park, IL, Class of 1963.  He married his high school sweetheart Barbara Brodt on May 28, 1966, in Elmhurst, IL. He worked at Commonwealth Edison, having retired in 1998 after 31 years with the company.  

In his early years, he loved to waterski and snowmobile. Chuck fixed everything, he enjoyed building and remodeling houses and restoring old cars and trucks. Chuck loved Corvettes.  He was a longtime member and officer of the Columbia County Corvette Club, Merrimac Snowmobile Club, and AWSC.  He also was a member of the Baraboo Country Club, even though he preferred to swing a hammer over a golf club. 

Chuck is survived by his wife of 57 years, Barbara; his children, Diane (Jeffery) Zbilski of Merrimac,  Michael (Paige) Cady, LaFayette, TN; 5 grandchildren, Nicole (Michael Heatherly) Zbilski, Tyler (Nichoel Lawson) Zbilski, Veronica (Lucas) Chambers, Morgan (Nicholas) Solomon, Jacob (Baylee) Cady; great-grandchildren, Caden, Nicholas, Tre, Moriah, Scarlett, Mikayla, Otto, Madilynn. He is further survived by his sister, Patricia Griffin; sister-in-law, Nancy Bolstad, nieces, nephews, other close relatives and dear friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his parents-in-law, Burton (Virgina) Brodt; his sister, Marion Nelson; brothers-in-law, Harry Griffin, Bob Bolstad, Donald Brodt, and his sister-in-law, Carole Fowich. 

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to your local charity. 

The family would like to thank SSM Health at Home Hospice for their care that allowed him to be at home, as well as UW Health for how well they all took care of him. 


John Balfanz April 03, 2024

Friend Pr Du Sac 53578 , Wisconsin

So sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. It's been years since I last saw Chuck, but I have many memories of Merrimac Snowmobile meetings and trail rides. Chuck was a good guy.

Joyce Frey April 03, 2024

Friend Sauk City , Wisconsin

Sending our condolences to Chuck's family. We have so many memories from our Corvette trips with Chuck, Barb and the Columbia County Corvette Club that we will cherish. One thing I will always remember about Chuck is he was always will to help if you needed anything. RIP Chuck Randy and Joyce Frey

Tom and Deb Nachreiner April 03, 2024

Friend/Neighbor Poynette , Wisconsin

We were very sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. Tom has many great memories of him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Henry & Betty Nadolski April 04, 2024

Columbia County Corvette friends Mesa , Arizona

Our sincere condolences to Chuck’s family. Super nice guy. Many wonderful corvette outings over the years. Hugs Barb. Corvette friends Betty & Henry

Kris Krause April 04, 2024

Friend Lodi , Wisconsin

Our condolences to the Cady family. We had a lot of fun on our Corvette runs over the years. Many fond memories touring around Columbia County. Rest in peace Chuck.

Heidi Nelson April 03, 2024

Friend Lodi , Wisconsin

Chuck will be missed as a long standing Columbia County Corvette Club member. I will ne er forget and treasure the replica he gave me of my car.

Rich and Denise Cada April 04, 2024

friend Portage , Wisconsin

The corvette club won't be the same without Chuck. He was so generous with his time and talent. You have our sympathy and love.

Dick & Jean Woollacott April 05, 2024

Corvette friends Lodi , Wisconsin

We are so sorry to hear of Chucks passing. We enjoyed many wonderful times and memories with Chuck and Barb. He also was so handy and was able to solve a real mouse problem in our car. We will miss him. Prayers and hugs to Barb and family.

Phyllis Sula April 14, 2024

Cousin Venice , Florida

I'm so sorry for your loss Barb. You had many good years together. Think of all the good times you had . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Phyllis Sula