Chuck Kincaid

Charles “Chuck” Kincaid, 86, formerly of Oak Park, died on July 31, 2022, peacefully in his sleep surrounded by loved ones who will strive to honor his memory by living their lives as he did — to the fullest.

Born in Chicago, he called Oak Park, Beloit, and Milwaukee home. He retired from a successful career in planning and development in 2006 and relocated to Beloit, Wisconsin with his wife Sandy. He served on the Beloit City Council (2012-2016), the Beloit Board of Appeals, the Beloit-Janesville Symphony Orchestra board and was also involved with the Society for Learning Unlimited. After relocating to Milwaukee to be close to family, he enjoyed the symphony and the many theaters and museums that Milwaukee offered.

Chuck was in Army ROTC at Texas A&M and honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Reserve. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1971 and his Master of Urban Planning degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1977.

An avid cross-country skier, artist and photographer, he loved simple pleasures, such as riding his bike, taking a stroll along the lake and reading the New York Times. He and his wife enjoyed meeting new people and learning about different cultures.

He treated everyone with love and respect and was an advocate for progressive causes.

Chuck is survived by his wife, Sandra; his sisters, Valerie Curb, Marianne Wood (John Parkinson), and Michele Wood (John Bowen); his daughters, Lisa Kincaid and Cindy Renaud (Keith); his grandchildren, Greg Renaud (Courtney) and Jeff Renaud (Georgia); his great grandsons Auden and Emerson Renaud; and the family pets, Daisy the Dawg, Moose, Bailey, and Sage. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews and was preceded in death by his mother, Vivian Woodville; his father, Charles Edwin Wood; his brother, J.B. Kincaid (Christy Moore); and his sister, Dianne Andersen (Tom).

He taught his grandsons, Jeff and Greg Renaud, about Frank Lloyd Wright and to read everything they could to expand their perspective on life. Trips to the Oak Park Farmers Market for donuts, treats and sunflowers are among their fondest memories of him. He encouraged them to raise questions intelligently and develop their own opinions on the mysteries of the universe.

After being diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, he participated in many of the educational and support programs offered by the Alzheimer’s Association. For those wishing to honor Chuck’s legacy, please consider making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in his name.

A private memorial service will be held in Milwaukee.

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