Charles E. "Chuck" Lichtle, 80, of Sandusky, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at Stein Hospice following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 13, 1932, in Fostoria, to Isadore Killian and Eulalia Mary (Imber) Lichtle.
He is survived by his brother, Harold (Lillie) Lichtle of Sandusky; three sisters, Lucille (Ed) Santa and Lavonne Santa of San Rafael, Calif., and Louella (Bob) Bettencourt of Purcell-ville, Va.; special friend Nancy Trumpower; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his wife, Mary (Fleming), Aug. 18, 2002; four sisters, Catherine Laverne Lichtle, Ann (Anger) Stevens, Mary Williams and Sister Mary Ignatius C.P.P.S.; and four brothers, Herman "Bud" Lichtle, George Lichtle, John Lichtle and Bill Lichtle.
Chuck proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a construction worker and retired from Jennings & Churella after 40 years of service. He was a life member of the Carpenters Union, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2529 (past commander), AMVETS Post 17, and American Legion Post 83. He participated in the color guard at every Sandusky Memorial Day parade since his discharge from the Army in 1954.
The family will receive friends at 9:30 a.m., Friday, May 31, at the David F. Koch Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Ave., Sandusky. At Chuck's request, cremation has taken place.
A celebration of Chuck's life is 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 31, at the funeral home. Interment services will follow at 3 p.m. in Saint Boniface Cemetery, New Riegel, with military honors conducted by the American Legion Post 354.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be sent to Stein Hospice Services Inc., 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870; Back to the Wild, P. O. Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824; or to the donor's favorite charity.
Your memories and words of comfort may be expressed to Chuck's family at www.davidfkoch.com.