Charles L. "Charlie" Bischoff
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PROSPECT: Charles L. "Charlie" Bischoff age 76 of Prospect, died Monday July 2, 2012 at Heartland of Marion following a two-year illness due to a series of strokes.
He was born October 8, 1935 in Columbus to the late Carl William and Lois Ganelle (Holt) Bischoff.
On July 23, 1961 at the Green Camp United Methodist Church, he married the former Marjorie Louise (Harris) of Willoughby and she survives.
Also surviving are their children, Chuck (J. R. Salinas) Bischoff and Cheryl (Kevin) Nielsen both of Prospect;
three grandchildren: Kyle, Corey and Eric Nielsen; one brother, Fred (Shirley) Bischoff of Raymond; and one sister, Louise "Dink" Parish, formerly of Green Camp; nine nieces and nephews; cousin, Joy (Ralph) Wasner of Coral Springs, Florida.
Charlie graduated from New Albany High School in 1954, following high school he served our country in the U.S. Army as a tank operator. He then graduated from Marion Technical College with an Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 1973. He worked at B. F. Goodrich as a maintenance mechanic and foreman and later as a journeyman electrician on various commercial and industrial projects. He was tight with a dollar and coin and would sometimes work a second job for additional income. He was especially proud of insisting on and paying towards "Chuckie's" and Cheryl's college educations.
Charlie was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 368 in Prospect as well as the Arlington Moose Lodge No. 1932 in Arlington, Texas. He had also belonged to the Elk's Lodge No. 32 in Marion. Until recently, Charlie had been a voracious reader, a mean grill-meister, and an occasional hunter. He enjoyed vegetable gardening—sometimes tending two gardens. He also enjoyed socializing over a beer at various watering holes in and around Prospect. In later years, as he was able, he didn't miss attending his grandsons various programs and sporting events at Pleasant Schools and American Legion Post 368 baseball games.
Friends may call Thursday evening from 5-7 pm at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in Prospect. Graveside Services will be held Friday July 6, 2012 at the Prospect Cemetery, officiating will be the Marion County United Veterans Council.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Prospect American Legion Post 368 Baseball 308 S. Main St., Prospect, OH, 43342 or a stroke-related charity.
Remembrances and condolences may be made at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com
Published in the Marion Star on July 4, 2012