Donald Gene Chartrand Donald Gene Chartrand age 87 went to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, October 29, 2012. He was born April 14, 1925 to Genevieve and Eugene "Howard" Chartrand. Donald was an exceptional athlete who excelled in all sports in high school and went on to play semi-professional football with the Richmond Eagles. In 1944, Donald enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps serving during WWII. He returned home and began working for the Detroit Edison Co. He was an employee there for 42 years. In 1947 he married the love of his life, Helen Mecke. Donald loved watching sports, particularly the U of M football, music, reading, debating, traveling and most of all his family. He is survived by his wife, Helen; children; Thomas (Rose) Chartrand, Nancy Scofield, Barbara (Frederick) Schmude and Cynthia (Thomas) Greenia; grandchildren, Tracy (Darla) Wilson, Dana (Josh) Mermell, Jason Scofield, Jeffery Scofield, David Schmude, Katie Schmude, Kenny Greenia and Jessica Greenia and five great-grandchildren, Taylor and Shayna Wilson, Max and Elle Mermell and Samantha Scofield. Donald was predeceased by his parents and sister, Margaret Bednarz. Cremation has taken place per Donald's wishes. A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. in the Columbus Bible Church, 1770 Palms Road, Columbus. Memorial may be made to the family. For condolences visit: RewaltFuneralHome.com.
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Published in The Times Herald from Oct. 30 to Nov. 4, 2012