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Alcon, Charles Arthur, Sr.

LCDR, United States Navy, (RET)

Age 80, of Greenfield, MN. Passed away on April 17, 2023. Preceded in death by his parents, Ora Arthur and Leona Belle (Duncan) Alcon. Survived by his wife and best friend of 37 years, Karen Lee Alcon; children, Charles Alcon, Jr. of Minneapolis and Scott (Michelle) Alcon of Eden Prairie; grandchildren, Maddie, Macy, Brooks, Ivan, and Sasha Alcon. Born September 21, 1942, at the Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO., he lived his early years in St. Louis, Traverse City, MI and Indianapolis, IN. He enlisted in the Navy in 1961 as Seaman Recruit and retired after more than 20 years in 1981 at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He was awarded a full scholarship by the Navy to attend Purdue University’s School of Engineering where he received a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, concurrently, in 1966. During his naval career he was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal and Gold Star in lieu of a second award for excellence in Project Management and was qualified as an Officer of the Deck, Command Duty Officer, and Weapons System Acquisition Specialist.

He joined Control Data Corporation Government Systems Division after his Navy retirement as a Program Manager in the mass storage business unit and completed a career at CDC in the business development group. After leaving CDC in 1994, he applied his extensive project management experience to the business of residential land development and successfully completed several upscale developments. He was a past Chairman of the Congregation at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church and School and served on the Church Council Finance Board and as a Church Elder.

A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 11:00 AM with visitation beginning at 9:00 AM all at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9655 Pioneer Trail, Greenfield, MN. Interment will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Heidi Erickson

    Chuck was a friend & fellow councilman with my husband Michael Erickson. My husband enjoyed many long conversations with Chuck about local & world issues. I also got to know Chuck through my husband & enjoyed talking with him. He was a good guy. My husband passed in September & I am hoping they will find each other & have a good chat. Sending my condolences to you & your family, love Heidi Erickson

  2. Sandie Williams

    I don’t know if this is the Charles Alcon I am looking for and hopefully not. If it is, I worked for him in Maryland and we kept in touch for many years. I looked forward to his monthly phone calls and when they stopped I knew in my heart that something was wrong. Karen, I was so happy when he found you and he was proud of you. I was proud of him always. If you can, please let me know if this is the same Charles Alcon. I have been unable to get through to the phone numbers he provided. God bless all the family. I pray this is the wrong Chuck.


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