Founder Of Poettker Construction Dies In Kentucky

Charles Poettker

The founder of Poettker Construction in Breese died in an accident Saturday at Kentucky Lake, according to the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife.

69 year old Charles “Chuck” Poettker, who lives in O’Fallon, reportedly disappeared after he jumped into the water from the rear swim platform of a 47-foot Sedan Bridge boat that was anchored at the time. A witness stated he was not wearing a life jacket.

Conservation officers say the accident happened Saturday around 3 PM.

Divers recovered Poettker’s body shortly after 5:30 PM.

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