Charles H. Michel C.L.U.

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Charles H. 'Chuck' Michel, C.L.U.
90, of Marco Island, Fla. and Baldwin Mich., passed away on Feb. 14, 2013. Born in Chicago, the son of Gladys Michel and John Michel, Jr., Chuck was raised in East Moline, Ill. A Purple Heart recipient, he served in the U.S. Army in the 12th Armored Division during World War II. Working for Gasway, Chuck and his wife, Ruth settled in Canton to raise their family. In 1954, he began a 35 year career in financial planning with the Tschantz Agency, Michel Associates and NewMarket Financial Group. In 1988, Chuck moved to Algonac Mich. and, in 2008, to Baldwin Mich. and Marco Island, Fla. Chuck was a charter member and past president of the Stark County Regional Planning Commission, serving for 32 years; a member of the Jackson-Belden Rotary Club; and board member of the Blue Coats Drum and Bugle Corps. Beginning in 1989, he served for 17 years on the Clay Township (Mich.) Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. A Paul Harris Fellow, Chuck was a past president of the Algonac, Mich. Rotary Club and past commander of USCG Auxiliary 20-01. Chuck served on the Macomb/St. Clair County Workforce Development Board from 1996-2008, as chairman in 2002-3.
He leaves behind his beloved family, his wife of 32 years, Pamela (Brown) Michel; daughters, Kristine Kirchhoff (Hans), Kathy Haupt (James), Deborah Thompson (Gary); niece, Jill Michel; 10 grandchildren, Scott, Doug and Kelly Thompson, Matt Campbell, Megan Haupt Huff, James Haupt Jr., Christopher and Eric Michel and granddaughters, Oliver Michel Taylor and Alex Michel; 13 great-grandchildren; great and great-great-nieces and nephews; cousins; and many friends. Besides his parents, Chuck was predeceased by his brother, John Darth Michel; wife, Ruth (McQuerry) Michel; and son, William Charles Michel. Chuck made friends easily and will be remembered as an intelligent, giving, handsome, fun loving man with a wonderful sense of humor who never looked, nor acted, his age. He loved God, his family, country, friends, music, dancing, his iPad, and his favorite place on earth - his cottage 'Pioneer.' He will be fondly remembered and missed deeply by all that loved him.
A private family service will be held. Donations can be made to: Wounded Warriors Project, Disabled American Veterans, U.S. Special Olympics, The Rotary Foundation, Blue Coats Drum and Bugle Corps or .

Published in The Repository on Mar. 21, 2013
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