Charles W. Conover, 74, of Valparaiso passed away Monday, February 27, 2023, He was born in Valparaiso to William & Victoria (Lindberg) Conover, graduated from Valparaiso High School in 1966 and attended Indiana State University. Chuck served as Center Township Trustee for 32 years retiring in 2014. His passion for public safety led to the development of Porter County’s “Early Warning System” for severe weather and to Valparaiso’s Fire Station #3 being named in his honor. As Township Trustee his mantra remained that he would always try to offer a “hand up” rather than a “hand out”.  His heart for public service led to his appointment as a trustee on the John W. Anderson Foundation, allowing him to continue his support of non-profit organizations.
Chuck enjoyed vacationing in Bonita Beach, Florida, fishing on Lake Michigan and fine tuning his golf game.  He cheered for the Bears and ANY team playing against the Packers.  He was also a member of Kiwanis since 1974 (that is nearly a 1,000 Pancake Day tickets sold by Chuck over the years).
On December 31, 1977, he married Karen who survives along with their sons; Justin and Jordan (Will), his mother-in-law, Evelyn Wallace, granddaughters; Brooklyn & Lacey, siblings; Steven, Roberta, William, Paul & David (Sarah) Conover, sister-in-law Linda Glusac, and many loving nieces, nephews & friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Garrett.
A celebration of Chuck’s life is being planned for spring and will be announced at later date.


Went to high school in Valparaiso with Chuck . So very sorry for your loss!!! This was such a shock for our community!!! -Joyce Ellis Oestreich 

Karen and boys, I am so sorry and shocked. I don’t know what to say. Sending my love and prayers for you and the family. When you feel like it Karen please call me. Will try on Chucks phone. Loved him so much and you too. Bye for now. -Love Billie Caldwell 

I just learned of Chuck’s passing today…his birthday actually. I’m greatly saddened to hear this, he was a mentor and a good man. We’ve shared many a laugh over our position of Trustee, at conferences, meetings or on the phone. He’s always been one of my favorites, one I could always count on for good advice. I’m so sorry for your loss. -Nancy Webb 

Just learned that Chuck passed away in February. Chuck and Karen were such really great neighbors across the street when we lived in Valpo. Sorry for your loss, Karen. -Arnie and Dwayla Lamb 

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