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Mr. Charles Henry Packer


1920 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Mr.  Charles Henry Packer Obituary
Charles Henry Packer, 95, of Jonesville, MI passed away at Tidewell Hospice, Bradenton, FL on November 24, 2016, surrounded by his family. He was born in Jonesville on November 29, 1920, the son of Henry and Rose (Meyers) Packer. He graduated from Jonesville High School in 1937. He was a dairy farmer on his family's Centennial Farm. Those who knew Mr. Packer remembered him for his humor and unrivaled memory.

He and Phyllis (Myers) were married on June 16, 1944. She preceded him in death September 20, 2013.

He and Phyllis owned and operated the Water Wheel Canoe business, in Honor, MI for 13 years. He was supervisor of Lake Township in Benzie Co. for 8 years. Upon returning to Jonesville in 1983, he served on the Hillsdale County Board of Commissioners for 8 years. He served on the Senior Citizen Board of Directors for 6 year, was a member of Countryside Bible Church and Gideon's International. He was also active in Farm Bureau, National Farmers Organization, Lions Club, Hillsdale Co. Fair, and worked as a realtor. He had wintered in Florida for the past 16 years.

Survivors include 3 sons, Henry Packer of Jonesville, Edward (Diana) Packer of Spring Hill, FL and David Packer of Honor; 5 daughters: Ann (Gary) Boone of Bluffton, IN, Patricia (William) Coelius of Chelsea, Mary Crannell of Saginaw, Beth (Frank) Bechler of Moscow and Susan (Michael) Wells of Benzonia: 18 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandson. His 4 sisters preceded him in death. His family & friends will sadly miss him.

Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Hampton Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Funeral services will be held at Countryside Bible Church (1651 E. Litchfield Road, Jonesville, MI 49250) on Saturday, at 11:00 A.M. with an additional visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Interment will take place at the Sunset View Cemetery in Jonesville. Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to Countryside Bible Church, American Heart Society, or Tidewell Hospice, Bradenton, Florida. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hampton Funeral Home in Hillsdale.

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Published in The Hillsdale Daily News from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1, 2016
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