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Chas Buerstatte

Died: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Jan. 07, 2019
Location: Colonial Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Tue., Jan. 08, 2019
Location: Grace Lutheran Church

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Chas (Charles) Richard Buerstatte III

Chas Buerstatte, 23, passed away January 2, 2019 in Pocatello, ID surrounded by family and friends. He was born July 19, 1995 in Pocatello, ID to Chuck and RaeAnne  Buerstatte and big sister Cassidy.  Chas lived his entire life in Pocatello/Chubbuck and loved all parts of his hometown.

He attended Grace Lutheran School   through 8th grade and graduated from Century High School in 2013. He was a student at Idaho State University, studying Information Technology. He worked for Grace Lutheran School (the loved Mr. Chas), East Fork Bikes and most recently, Advantage Plus Credit Union. 

Chas had many titles….”Uncle Chas” being his favorite. You couldn’t ask for a better uncle, who loved and truly adored Micah and Monroe. He was a kid at heart, who played constantly, going on many adventures with them.  He was the best “little-big brother” to his sister, watching out, protecting, helping or doing anything Cassidy needed.  He was always there for her, having an unconditional love for his sister and they had bond like no other.

He was an active member at Grace Lutheran Church and had an unwavering faith that he was proud to share. He was involved in Young Life, WyldLife and Grace Lutheran Church Youth Group.  He was passionate about serving the youth, dedicating countless hours hanging out, playing games or just being there when they needed him.

Chas lived life like he approached all parts of life, at full speed.  He was an avid mountain biker, snow boarder, long boarder, golfer and pretty much anything outdoors.  As a result of his fearlessness, Chas was well known at the Urgent Care centers in Pocatello and surrounding areas.  He carried a mean Lacrosse stick and collected his fair share of penalty flags during his playing time.

He loved cars and had a passion for working on them, including his Toyota pick-up and ’68 Mustang.  He was gifted with a wrench in his hand, and always ready to help. For the past ten years, he has been a monthly member of the C.A.R.S. ministry at Grace Lutheran Church working side by side with his dad and friends, helping fix cars on Saturdays for those in need.  When friends had car issues, they called Chas.

Chas was blessed with the gift of communication. There was not a person he met that he didn’t like, or couldn’t talk to. If they were a stranger in the beginning, they left as a friend.  He loved all…..and all loved him! His smile and personality always brightened up the room and everyone he came in contact with.

Chas is survived by his parents, Chuck and Rae Anne Buerstatte; sister, Cassidy Lee; brother- in- law, Nate Lee;  grandparents, Theron and Marilou  Driever; grandfather, Allen Collins; great grandmother, Corleen Buerstatte;  nephew, Micah Lee;  niece, Monroe Lee;  aunts, Judy Piper, Barbara Birdwell, Devri Rigby, Laura Buerstatte and Kristy  Piper; uncles,  Bill Piper, Rick Collins, and Greg Piper; and numerous  cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Linda Collins; grandfather, Charles Buerstatte; uncle, Russ Collins; and aunt, Terri Slaven.

Memorial services will be held Tuesday, January 8 at 1 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 1350 Baldy Ave. Pocatello. There will be a viewing Monday, January 7 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home, 2005 S. 4th Ave. Pocatello, ID.   

Chas loved stickers, and the family is encouraging you to bring your favorite sticker to place on his casket at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Lutheran School or the (CTE) Concussion Legacy Foundation, www.concussionfoundation.org in his name.


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Susan Rice
   Posted Fri January 04, 2019
So, so very sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers. God bless your family

Linda Sward
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
Can’t express in words the sadness we feel for your family! Such a tragedy! Praying for you all!

Lois Marquette
   Posted Sat January 05, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Lois and Mike Marquette
"For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39

J and Becky Goodliffe
   Posted Sun January 06, 2019
Our hearts go out to his family who have been dear neighbors and friends for many years. May you find comfort and peace to help you move forward. Our prayers go out to you.
From J, Becky and Pam

Chris and Bob Grayson
   Posted Sun January 06, 2019
Our deepest condolences on your loss. Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. Chris and Bob Grayson

Fred N
   Posted Sun January 06, 2019
To the Family,
I would like to express how sorry to hear of your loss.
It seems so unfair that death should have the power to take away someone you love. And when it happens, the thought of never again being able to talk to, laugh with, or hold your loved one can be most difficult to bear. That pain is not necessarily erased by being told that your loved one is up in heaven.
I found what God promises in the Bible helpful. At Acts 24:15 it says “And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead.”
This promise has consoled me when my father died. Hopefully, it can provide some hope and comfort to your family.

Deborah Goss
   Posted Sun January 06, 2019
I am so so sorry to hear of yet another loss to your family! My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Raul Cano
   Posted Mon January 07, 2019
The Pocatello-Chubbuck Auditorium District sends our condolences to your family. Please know that we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Sammie Keirnes
   Posted Mon January 07, 2019
I would like to express my deepest sympathies to your family. My daughter Lauren attends Grace Lutheran School. She just adored “Mr. Chas”. He was one of her favorite after school helpers. He was always so kind and patient with the children. They all seemed to just love him. Every time I ever saw him he always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed.

Annette Blarer
   Posted Wed January 09, 2019
Rhonda pickens and I are sending our love and prayers. Sorry to hear about you son.

Margaret l Franklin
   Posted Sat January 12, 2019
Death is a cruel enemy, it is difficult to cope. May our heavenly being the God of comfort, give you the strength you need to endure. He has promised to destroy death forever Rev. 21:4. Please accept my expression of sorrow. May the bible's hope for the dead bring you some comfort at this time.
Margaret Franklin

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