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Charles A. "Chuck" DeSander Sr.

Charles "Chuck" A. DeSander, Sr. St. Johns Charles "Chuck" A. DeSander, Sr., went to be with the Lord on October 5, 2012, at the age of 73. Born December 17, 1938, in Saginaw, Michigan. He was the son of Emiel and Tracy (Felt) DeSander. Chuck was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church of St. Johns, the U.A.W. Post #652 as well as the Clinton County Boys Club. He also coached youth softball, was a Cub Scout Master, and the Clinton County Boxing Club Coach, as well as the President for years of the Michigan Game Fowl Breeders Association. Chuck married Emojune (Vandegriff) DeSander on May 14, 1966, in Lansing and she survives him. Also surviving are his children, Theresa (Chad) Thompson, Chuck (Michelle) DeSander, Tricia (Kris) Cooper, grandchildren, Makenzy, Jaden and Haden Thompson, Mehgan, Hunter and Seneca DeSander, Brian and Mason Paksi, Hailey, Meadow and Sydney Cooper, one sister, Florine Ingwersen, brothers, Billy Collison, Emiel DeSander, Jr., as well as many nieces and nephews. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Forrest Ingwersen, one sister, Cookie Thornburg, Aunt Magdalena Spak, and father-in-law Chester Vandegriff. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 9, 2012, with Fr. Michael Williams presiding, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns. The family will receive friends Monday, from 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m. with rosary being prayed at 3 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m., at the Osgood Funeral Home in St. Johns. Memorial donations may be made the Clinton County Boys Club. To learn more about Chuck and to view his Life Story film, please visit his personal webpage at www.lifestorynet.com/memories/83799. The family is being served by the Osgood Funeral Homes.


Published in Lansing State Journal from Oct. 8 to Oct. 14, 2012
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