Charles Robert Podominick passed away unexpectedly on September 3rd , 2023. Chuck was a longtime
resident of Vadnais Heights but, as a native of Nashwauk, MN - always an Iron Ranger at heart. Chuck
was very proud of his Slovenian (and Finnish) heritage. He served on the Board of Directors of the Twin
Cities Slovenians and enjoyed the camaraderie of his fellow Slovenians. He had a passion for Slovenian
genealogy, resulting in many trips to Slovenia to research his family and meet relatives while absorbing
the Slovenian culture.
Chuck was a graduate of Hibbing Junior College, the Appleton Institute of Paper Chemistry and the
University of Minnesota, where he was a member of the U of M marching and pep bands. After
graduation, he joined the 3M company, where his career spanned 35 years and included developing
Post-It note products and other paper applications.
Chuck was active in the White Bear Lake and Vadnais Heights community - spending 17 years as leader
of Boy Scout Troop 212 and serving as a youth hockey and baseball coach.
He was famous for his many collections: coins, stamps, railroad lanterns, bugles, antique farm tools, Boy
Scout artifacts ..and jokes, which he faithfully emailed to his long list of friends every day.
A man devoted to his family, Chuck was also a good friend to many. His hearty laugh and many phone
calls to friends and family brightened so many days.
Chuck is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Martin Podominick and Ellen (Gyllander) Podominick;
his sister, Junell Podominick; and his grandson, Beckett Podominick. He is survived by his wife, Jean
(Lowry) Podominick; sons, Matthew (Tania) Podominick and Kevin (Camila) Podominick; granddaughter,
Tanielli Podominick; and brothers-in-law; S. Scott Lowry and James R. Lowry.
If desired, memorials may be sent to Twin Cities Slovenians, Boy Scouts of America, or donor’s choice.
We invite friends and family to share our Celebration of Life at 11AM, on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at BRADSHAW (4600 Greenhaven Dr.). Visitation one hour prior. Reception to follow service.