Charles H. Dhaseleer, 98 of Charlevoix, died Friday, December 6, 2019. Charles was born to John A. and Josephine M. Dhaseleer on December 27th 1920 on Beaver Island.
They moved to a farm on Barnard Road in 1925 and Charles started at Barnard School at age 4. He completed 8th grade there and then graduated from Charlevoix High School in June of 1938.
Charles worked with his family on the farm and married the love of his life Darleen Dimick on June 19th, 1948 and they celebrated their 71st anniversary together. They have 12 children: John (Connie) Dhaseleer, Susan Babcock (Dave), Mary Romanik (Carl), Allan Dhaseleer (Leslie), Elaine Scharenbroch (John), Esther Moore, Beth Weaver (Kirk), Leslie Dhaseleer (Linda), David Dhaseleer (Heather), Carol Scharenbroch (Norbert), Carl Dhaseleer (Cornelia) and Laura Dhaseleer.
Along with farming he also worked as a rural mail route carrier. In 1989 Charles and Darleen sold the farm to their youngest son Carl and moved to their home in town on Wood Street. He enjoyed many years of retirement but stayed active with gardening and helping any of the kids or grand kids who needed it. Their home on Wood Street became a hub for the entire family.
He was a member of Barnard Grange since January 1936 and St. Mary’s church since 1925.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Elizabeth Mosher and brother in law Harvey Mosher.
He is survived by 28 grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
A funeral mass will be held Saturday, December 14th at 12 Noon, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. The family will receive friends Friday, December 13th from 4 to 7 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30 p.m., all at St. Mary’s as well. Interment will be in St. Mary’s cemetery, Charlevoix.
Arrangements have been handled by the Charlevoix Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign his online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.