Earl Kenneth Chartier Marine City Earl Kenneth Chartier, age 93, died January 11, 2013 at home surrounded by loving family and caregivers. He was born February 13, 1919 in Algonac to Lillian and Stanley Chartier. He was a resident of the downriver area his entire life. His family lived in the Colony Tower in Algonac during his childhood years. He was married to the former Lucile Ledford, for nearly 70 years. They had met in Fort Campbell, KY where he was working for Ford Motor Company demonstrating military tanks. Earl is survived by his wife; Lucile, children; Ken (Jenay) of Marine City and Linda (Glen) Connor of Mt. Juliet, TN, sister; Frances Roach, grandchildren; Joseph, Chris (Danielle), and Konner Chartier, Ryan (Kaska), and Brad (Karin) Hill, 6 great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and beloved dog, Buddy. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers; Malcolm Chartier and Maynard Chartier. He was the owner of Chartier Stables, Marine City, and previous work involved, excavating, milk hauling, and trucking businesses. Earl touched many lives, through his contacts from the riding stables and horse community, as well as by his warm, pleasant personality that was filled with wit, humor, and compassion. He was a member of the St. Clair County Sheriff's Posse mounted unit for several years. His interests included western movies, country music, and attending horse shows involving family members. Arrangements are being handled by Young Funeral Home, China Twp. Visitation hours will be Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. at funeral home. Private interment will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Starville. Memorials may be made to the Blue Water Humane Society, in honor of Earl's love for animal. www.youngcolonial.com
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Published in The Times Herald from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2013