Charles Lee Amen

Charles Lee "Chuck" Amen, 87 of Loveland passed away on Friday morning, March 1, 2013 in Hospice Care at McKee. Charles Lee Amen was born in Loveland on April 7, 1925 to Jake and Anna (Trupp) Amen. When a junior in high school, Chuck enlisted in the Navy on August 12, 1943 and upon completion of recruit training at Camp Bennion at Farragut, Idaho he was assigned to the destroyer USS Twining. The Twining saw action in nine major battles including the Philippines, Saipan, Formosa and Manila. The Twining also transported Rear Adm. Badger, Brig. General Clement and Admiral F.W. (Bull) Halsey to Yokohama for the signing of the Peace Treaty (VJ Day). Following discharge, Chuck worked at many different jobs which included the Stroh Brothers Service Station (Ray and Roland) located in Denver and in Loveland with the John Deere Implement Co. for 15 years and retired after 23 years employment with Hewlett-Packard. Chuck married Gladys Elaine Hoffman in Loveland on January 7, 1951 and a member of Faith Church. Chuck is survived by his wife Gladys E. Amen of Loveland, daughter Vicki Amen, son Thomas and wife Vickie Amen, sister Orlean Chiappini, two granddaughters Jennifer (Jeff) Ryder and Jessica (Chris) Canales, grandson Matthew Amen and great granddaughter Hailey Austin Ryder Cremation has been conducted and a memorial service will be held from Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, 2:00 p.m. Tuesday with private family inurnment in the Loveland Burial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions requested to Parkinson's Foundation in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home.

Published in Loveland Reporter-Herald on Mar. 3, 2013