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Charles H. "Chuck" Michel Obituary
MICHEL, CHARLES H. "Chuck", C.L.U.; age 90, of Marco Island, FL and Baldwin MI; passed away on February 14, 2013. Born in Chicago, son of Gladys Michel and John Michel Jr., Chuck was raised in East Moline, IL. A Purple Heart recipient, he served in the U.S. Army during W.W.II with the 12th Armored Tank Division. In 1954, he began a 34 year career in financial planning in Canton, OH, moving to Algonac in 1988 and to Baldwin, MI and Marco Island, FL in 2008. A charter member and past president, Chuck served on the Stark County Regional Planning Commission in OH for 32 years. A Paul Harris Fellow, he was past president of the Algonac Rotary Club. Beginning in 1989, he served for 17 years on the Clay Township Planning Commission and ZBA. Chuck was cast commander of USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 20-01 and a proud member of the VFW. He was a member of the Clay Township DDA and co-founder of the Blue Water United Republican PAC. Chuck served on the Macomb/St. Clair County Workforce Development Board from 1996-2008, as Chairman in 2002-3. He leaves behind his beloved family: wife of 32 years Pamela Michel; children: Kristine Kirchhoff (Hans), Kathy Haupt (James), Deborah Thompson (Gary); niece, Jill Michel; 10 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; great and great great nieces and nephews; cousins; and many friends. Besides his parents, Chuck was predeceased by his brother, John Darth Michel and son William Charles Michel. Chuck made friends easily and will be remembered as an intelligent, giving, handsome, fun loving gentleman with a wonderful sense of humor who never looked, nor acted, his age. He loved God, his family, country, friends, music, dancing, his cottage "Pioneer," Chivas and Padrons. He will be fondly remembered and missed deeply by all that loved him. A Private Family Service will be held later this year. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Wounded Warriors Project, Disabled American Veterans, U.S. Special Olympics, The Rotary Foundation, or .
Published in The Voice on Mar. 27, 2013
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