Charles Wren

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SIDNEY — Charles F. Wren, 81, 122 Oldham Ave., Sidney, Ohio, passed away at his residence on Friday, May 9, 2014, at 3:01 p.m. after an extended illness.

He was born Dec. 15, 1932, in Bloom Center, Ohio, the son of Orville and Mary (Burkett) Wren and they are deceased.

He was married to Ann Louise Voress on June 14, 1952, and she survives along with two daughters, Rebecca (Ron) Partin, of Hilliard, Ohio, and Patricia (Craig) Henke, of Woodville, Wisconsin, and a son, Steven Wren of Sidney, Ohio; 13 grandchildren, Mark (Kylie) Wren, Melissa Thomas, Erin Partin, Christopher James (Ashley) Krueger, Corinne Marlow, Alexis Krueger, Donavan Krueger, Kaylee Marlow, Bram Henke, Grayson Henke, Sarah Wren, Zoe Henke and Taylor Wren; four great-granddaughters and two great-grandsons; and two brothers, Burns Wren and wife, Mary Lou, of St. Marys, Ohio, and Gerald Wren and wife, Bernie, of DeGraff, Ohio.

One son, Michael, and one great-granddaughter are deceased.

Mr. Wren was a 1950 graduate of Lewistown High School, Lewistown. He was United States Korean Air Force veteran. He had worked for Chiles Tire Service in Sidney as a salesman, Pennzoil in Quincy, Ohio, as a salesman and drove for Dial-A-Ride in Sidney for 15 years. He was very active in the Sidney American Legion where he was past commander and the Americanism chairman for the 2nd District. He was also in the Singing Soldiers. He was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Sidney.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Daniel Hess officiating. Cremation services will take place following the mass.

Friends may call at Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home in Sidney on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m. An American Legion prayer service will be held at 7:45 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Holy Angels Catholic Church, 324 S. Ohio Ave., Sidney, OH 45365 or the Sidney American Legion, 1265 Fourth Ave., Sidney, OH 45365. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed to the Wren family on Salm-McGill and Tangeman Funeral Home's website,

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Sidney, OH 45365
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Published in Sidney Daily News from May 11 to May 12, 2014