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Charles William Kindig, age 91, of Grawn, passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. He was born Sept. 27, 1925 in LaPorte, Indiana, the son of Emery and Alta (Arndt) Kindig.
He attended Culver Tech Academy and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
On Aug. 6, 1977 Charles married Regina Ruminski at St. Pete's Church.
He worked for LaPorte Foundry and Traverse City Gray Iron.
He was a member of The Moose, PNA (Polish National Alliance) and the American Legion. He especially enjoyed trips to Wisconsin, fishing and bowling.
Survivors include his wife, Regina, of Grawn; daughters, Elizabeth Kindig, of Grawn, Sarah (Koby) Homan, of Interlochen, Anna (John) Oakley, of Honor, Sue Utpatel, of Michigan City, and Linda Rogers, of California; son, Chuck Kindig, of Colorado; granddaughters, Cassandra and Haley Homan, Cera and Kirsten Oakley, Lisa Thomas, Rachel Werdin and Dana Hammond; grandsons, Timothy Kindig, Mike, Bryan and Toddy Utpatel; 15 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Juanita Curless and Nancy Kindig, of LaPorte, Indiana, and Chloe Bach, of Illinois; and brothers, Robert and Gerald Kindig, of LaPorte, Indiana.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Rosemae Cowgill; sisters, Sharon Greenlaw and June Wintek; and brothers, Jim Kindig, Gordon Kindig and Warren Kindig.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017, from 3 to 6 p.m., at 7816 Lois Ave., Grawn. Another celebration will be held Thursday, March 16, 2017 from noon to 4 p.m., at The Moose Lodge 980, 1180 Franklin St., Michigan City, Indiana. Burial will take place in the spring at a small ceremony in Michigan.
To share a photo or memory with the family, please visit Charles' personal page at www.oakgrovefh.com.
Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Manistee has been entrusted with arrangements.
Published on February 27, 2017
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