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February 1, 1923 - February 23, 2021

Burial Date March 2, 2021

A service to celebrate his life will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, beginning at 11:00 AM, with Rev. Ron Hansen officiating. The family will greet guest at the funeral home one hour prior to the service beginning at 10:00 AM. Interment with military honors will follow at Mt. Ever-Rest Memorial Park.  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of S.W. Michigan, c/o the funeral home.

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Chuck has been our dear neighbor for 42 years. He has always been so helpful, kind and caring to our family. He generously shared fresh tomatoes from his garden with us for many years. By his example, we have been motivated to keep leaves raked from our yard during the cool days of autumn, but we could never achieve his daily routine of John Deer tractor + turbo charged vacuum extraction of every leaf that fell on his well-kept yard. Chuck will be greatly missed. Our heart felt sympathy is extended to his family. Phil and Sharon Overholt

Posted by Philip Overholt on February 27, 2021

Shirley, Tammy and Tim, I am very sorry for your loss in the passing of Father/Grandfather. As you well know I have known Chuck all my life, my parents were best friends with him and Ruth. He and my Dad were lifelong friends and even build houses next to each other to raise their young families in Portage after WW2. Chuck was a major mentor to me and was always willing to drop whatever was doing to help out with my project. We enjoyed many hunting trips out west and of course he was a big part of the Kazoo Camp in in the UP for many years. Even after he had to give up hunting up there he always wanted to hear the stories and if I didn’t call him soon enough after we got home I’d hear about it! There are many stories and laughs in that camp that are told every year starring him. I learned many building and carpenters tips and tricks from him, I just can’t apply them as well, few people can, he was a master carpenter. He built the cabinets in our kitchen and they are a monument to his skills. Even as he gone now from our physical lives, he will continue to have a welcome impact on us always... Darrell Plough

Posted by Darrell Plough on February 24, 2021