Charles Deal Oct. 2, 1930 - June 8, 2014 EDWARDSBURG - Charles W. "Chuck" Deal, 83, of Edwardsburg, MI, died at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the Center for Hospice Care, Elkhart. Chuck was born October 2, 1930, in Hartford, Michigan, to Owen E. and Florence Lucille (Parks) Deal. He married Marvel Joy Sink on May 20, 1950. He later married Dixie Lee Marks in 1998. She survives along with his former wife, Joy; a daughter, Linda (Robert) Avery of Schoolcraft, MI; a granddaughter, Samantha (Mason) Monroe of Schoolcraft, MI; stepchildren, John C. Treu of Elkhart and Tamara (Mike) Kidd of Granger; step-grandsons, Denton Kidd and Dakota Avery; brothers, Kenneth Deal of WI, Robert Deal of Kentwood, MI, Jim Deal of Albion, MI; a sister, Sharon Harnden of Dowagiac, MI; and his beloved dog, Shadow. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Elmer, Gerald, Boyd and Jack Deal. Chuck graduated from Dowagiac Union High School in 1948. He proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired from ADEC Industries. Chuck was a member of the Moose and American Legion where he held the position of 2nd Vice Commander. For most of his life, while he was able to camp, he was a member of the Good Sam's St. Joe Valley Hobos camping group. A Celebration of Life will be held June 15th at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 27718 U.S. Hwy 12, Edwardsburg, MI, at 1 pm. Per his request, cremation has taken place and burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Center for Hospice Care Elkhart, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545. Online condolences may be directed to www.hartzlergutermuthinman.com.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on June 12, 2014