FORT RECOVERY - Charles J. "Charlie" Hein, 86, of Fort Recovery, Ohio, and of Bradenton, Fla., died April 22, 2014, at the Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville.
He was born Aug. 3, 1927, in Avon, Ohio, son of the late Xavier and Lotus Mae (Roberts) Hein. Also deceased are his wife, Mildred (Reichert) Hein, who died Feb. 15, 2006. They were married June 14, 1951, in Osgood. A brother, Jerry Hein, is also deceased.
Survivors include three daughters, Barbara (Tim) Armstrong of Richmond, Ind., Mary Beth McLaughlin of Loveland, Ohio, and Margo (Doug) Johnson of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sons, Chuck (Angelika) Hein of Fort Recovery, Ohio, Jon (Rose) Hein of Greenville, Ohio, and Dan (Amy) Hein of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Mildred (Dale) Tangeman of Coldwater, Ohio, and Shirley Larger of Fort Loramie, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, and special friend, Nancy Knapke of Fort Recovery, all whom will cherish his memory.
A 1945 graduate of Coldwater High School, Coldwater, he served the United States as a member of the 348th Army Band and was owner of Hein Insurance Agency. He served as Grand Knight of the Fort Recovery Knights of Columbus, an officer in the American Legion, president of the Fort Recovery Chamber of Commerce, member of the Ambassadors of Fort Recovery, trustee for Wright State University, a member of the Mercer County Health Board, and was honored as a Kentucky Colonel. A man most devoted to his family, he was also an active advocate for numerous civic and cultural endeavors. He was a member of Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, and Mary, Queen of Martyrs Catholic Church, Bradenton, Fla., and was a friend to many.
Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. May 3 at Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, Fort Recovery, with Fr. Thomas Dorn officiating. Burial will be in St. Marys Cemetery, Fort Recovery.
Visitation will be from 8:30 until 10:15 a.m. May 3 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in care of the Fort Recovery Community Foundation, PO Box 52, Fort Recovery, Ohio, for the purpose of scholarship and community bequests. Brockman-Boeckman Funeral Home, Fort Recovery, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be directed to www.brockmanboeckmanfh.com