Charles E. “Chuck” Misfeldt, 82, of Scottsdale passed away on Monday December 15, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of Delia “Dee Dee” and Charles Misfeldt.
Chuck attended Hoover High School in Glendale, California. After four years of service in the Marines as a pilot, he moved to Arizona along with his new bride Janice and enrolled at ASU to major in industrial engineering. He was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity where he made many lifelong friends. In June of 1961 during his senior year at ASU, he opened his first restaurant near Rural and Apache roads called the Varsity Inn Pizza Parlor. He went on to develop numerous restaurant concepts across the mid-west and was owner of the Top Shelf Mexican Cantina’s, First Watch of Arizona breakfast restaurants and Gallagher’s Sports Grills here in the Valley.
Chuck loved to be surrounded by his family and friends and always found a way to do so. He and Janice designed their dream home in Scottsdale to be a harbor for entertaining & celebrating good times and holidays. As an ASU Football season ticket holder, Chuck loved tailgating with his friends and family and cheering on his beloved Sun Devils. As an outdoorsman he always enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and business partners. Chuck also enjoyed traveling with his family and loved spending summers relaxing with both family and friends in Laguna Beach, CA.
Predeceased by his parents and his sister Jo Ann, he is survived by his beautiful wife of 56 years, Janice, his three children, Beth and Jeff Rons, Brian and Renee Misfeldt and Jennifer and Darren Mills along with his three adored grandchildren, Hailey Rons, Jake and Brogan Mills, his step-sister Linda and Robert Avalone and his numerous nieces/nephews.
Visitation is from 2 – 4 pm Sunday, December 28th, 2014 Whitney &Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road.
Funeral Mass 10:00am Monday, December 29th, 2014, Saint Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018, Phoenix. Private Interment.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to:
Phoenix Children’s Hospital 2929 E. Camelback Road, Suite #122 Phoenix, Arizona 85016 (602) 933-4483
Hospice of the Valley Scottsdale/Northeast Clinical Office 16117 N. 76th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85260 (480) 663-6500