Charles L. Greenslit
April 1, 1922 – June 18, 2019
Charles Leigh Greenslit was born April 1, 1922, in Hot Springs, South Dakota, to Charles Verne and Leone May (Putney) Greenslit. He graduated from Stapleton Rural High School and attended Nebraska Wesleyan University until he entered the U.S. Army Signal Corps in 1944.
He served in the Aleutians on the isle of Shemya, where he lived for 18 months without seeing the sun.
Immediately after the war ended, he returned to Stapleton and did graduate studies in physics at the University of Nebraska. He married Grace Leal Clements of Max on Dec. 28, 1946, and remained happily married to her for 72 1/2 years.
He entered employment with Bendix Corporation in 1948 in Baltimore, Maryland, and was employed by Bendix for 39 years. He was head of the Department of Engineering until he accepted a position in Grand Junction, Colorado, where he spent another 10 years as head of the National Uranium Resource Evaluation Project.
He became a member of the Stapleton Presbyterian Church in his teen years and was a lifelong member of that denomination, serving various churches as an elder and a deacon. He was a serious student of Bible history and a lifelong Christian.
He died at home on June 18, 2019, surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. He is mourned by his wife, Grace; sons, Charles, David, Lawrence, Edward and Richard; his daughter, Anne; and one cousin, Alice Provost. He leaves behind 14 grandchildren; 6 1/2 great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Deborah Lynch, Margaret Malec, Amy Treneer, Marsha Witt and Jennifer Seeds; and son-in-law, Denis Brady. He was a faithful friend, caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather and a loving husband.
A celebration of Charles’ life was held at the Mount Airy Presbyterian Church in Mount Airy, Maryland, on June 22, 2019. Interment will be at the Blue Valley Cemetery in Surprise, Nebraska, at 11 a.m. on June 26. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.zabkafuneralhome.com.