Rev. Charles David Grauer DeWitt Charles David Grauer, 68, of DeWitt, Michigan, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2013. Known as "Pastor Chuck," his life exuded love, service, hard work, and courage. A lifelong boater on Torch Lake, he enjoyed model trains, a Model A, and the Cubs. Born to Charles and Alice Grauer on January 6, 1945, he grew up in Chicago. Chuck completed a B.S. in business at Northwestern University and an M.Div. at Garrett Theological Seminary. He served as an elder in United Methodist churches in Michigan for 44 years: Frontier, Cambria, Osseo, Lickley's Corners, and South Pittsford; Lansing Central; Washington Heights and Baseline in Battle Creek; Grass Lake; Three Rivers; Alma; Okemos Community; Plainwell; and Lansing Christ. Active as a Rotarian and in Scouting, Chuck was a strong advocate of community service as part of faith. He is survived by wife Pat; children, Kristen (Timothy Warren), Kimberly, and Lee Jordan (Melissa); and grandson, Alex. The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m., and services will be at 4 p.m., on Sunday, April 7, at Christ United Methodist Church, 517 W. Jolly, Lansing. Donations in Chuck's name can be made to Christ UMC, Southside Community Kitchen (both at above address); American Liver Foundation, (http://go.liverfoundation.org/site/TR/RunforResearch/RunforResearch?px=1784983&pg=personal&fr_id=3260); or to Rotary International. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. On line condolences may be made at www.grlansing.com.
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Apr. 5, 2013