He entered the U.S. Army in 1950, and served in Combat Infantry in Korea. Charles was a lifetime resident of Spencer and was retired from Stanadyne in Elyria. He was a member of the Spencer American Legion Post #608, and enjoyed hunting and card games.
The family would like to thank the staff at Samaritan Care in Medina for Charles’ care, where he had resided the past year and a half.
He is survived by daughter, Vicki (Rodney) Pfahler of Huron; sons, Carl of Canton, Mike of Medina; sisters, Bertha Hopkins of Medina, Doris (George) Simon of North Carolina; and brother, Frank (Ernestine) Ensign of Spencer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; sisters, Florence, Hazel, Lucille, and Margaret; and brothers, Walter, George, Leroy, Harold, Merlin, and Donald (Jake).
Inurnment, with military honors, will be held Friday, January 18, 2013, 1 P.M., at the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery, 10175 Rawiga Rd., Rittman, OH 44270.
Memorial contributions may be made to Spencer American Legion Post #608, P.O. Box 265, Spencer, OH 44275.
Arrangements by Parker Funeral Home, Spencer (330-648-2180). Online tributes may be left at www.parkerfuneralhomes.com