Charlene “Char” Counter


Charlene “Char” Counter (nee Weck), age 81, of Homer Glen, at rest February 13, 2019. Born March 27, 1937 in Lemont, IL to George and Josephine (nee Rieck) Weck. Char attended St. Matthew Lutheran grade school (1951) and Lemont Township High School (1955).  Beloved wife of Jack; loving mother of Debra Sue Counter, Mark Allan (Cindy) and Steven (Debbie) Counter; devoted grandmother of Brian, Tracy, Kristine (Ethan) Wilson, Rebecca, Kyle (Megan) and Michael Counter; dearest sister of Norman Weck, Marilyn Smith and the late George Weck Jr., LaVerne Picha, Blanche Leffler, Eleanor McMillan, Donald and Robert Weck; dear sister-in-law of Rose Nelson, Mitzi and Bernice Weck, Fond aunt of many nieces and nephews. Char was a devoted parishioner of St. Matthew Lutheran Church and served on many boards. She was a former girl scout leader, boy scout den mother and past president and member of Will County Association of Educational Office Personnel. Visitation Friday February 15, 2019 from 2-9 P.M. at Gerharz-Cappetta Funeral Home and Cremation Services 501 State St., Lemont. Funeral Services Saturday 11 A.M. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church 305 Lemont St. Will lie in state at the church Saturday from 10 A.M, till time of services. Interment St. Alphonsus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Matthew Church. Info 630-257-2123 or


  1. Reynold Wolter

    My condolences to all on the loss of your loved one. Reading Charlene’s obituary reminded me of how many of you were a part of my childhood at St. Matthews and Lemont Twp. High School. God Bless all of you during this sad time.

    With Deep Fondness,
    Reynold (Butch) Wolter

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