Charles “Chuck” Giffin Henrikson, age 94 of Audubon, Minnesota passed away peacefully in his home on May 20, 2017. Charles Giffin Henrikson, whom everyone knew as Chuck, was born on November 21, 1922 in Audubon, Minnesota to Albert and Myrtle Henrikson. He grew up in Audubon, and later met Evelyn Lundberg whom became his wife of almost 40 years. Chuck was Nelson Construction’s first employee, where he worked road construction, and was the King of heavy riding machinery until the spry age of 92. He “never felt better up in those machines”, he would say. Chuck also worked as a long haul trucker, driving a Semi Tractor and Trailer for International Transport, and owned Chuck’s Café in Lake Park, Minnesota. He belonged to a men’s group called the Masons, who’s core beliefs were honor, integrity, and showing respect and kindness towards others. Chuck’s longtime wife, Evelyn, passed away in May, 1990, and in March 1993, he married Lolita Weber, to whom he is married to today. Chuck and Lolita have many, many friends in the Lake Park, and Audubon area, and enjoy their time spent with family and friends. They have built a beautiful home together with their 4 dogs. In his spare time, Chuck enjoyed part time bartending at Pikes Bay Supper Club, and really enjoyed working road construction with Harvey Nelson Construction, and later on with Danny Olson Construction. Even in his 80’s and 90’s, he would climb up into the cabs of the large graders with a ladder, and once inside felt like a million bucks! Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Lolita; two sons, Rick (Nicole) Henrikson of Riverview, FL, and Jerry (Sharon) Henrikson of Florence, AZ; one daughter, Laura Henrikson Wiecks of White Bear Lake, MN; two brothers, Donald (Pat) Henrikson of Audubon, MN, and Duane (Opal) Henrikson, of Detroit Lakes, MN; 8 grandchildren, Jason Henrikson, Adam Henrikson, and Jeffrey Henrikson; Brandy Woodrow, and Dusty Woodrow; Shelly Gorton, Dawn Wiecks, and Tamara Wiecks; and several great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Evelyn, a brother, Albert Jr, and his parents, Albert and Myrtle.