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Kenneth Schatzle

January 8, 1929 — August 25, 2021

Kenneth Schatzle

Kenneth C. Schatzle, 92, passed away on August 25, 2021 at his home in Charlevoix, MI

Ken was born on January 8, 1929, Cincinnati, OH, the son of Emil and Rita (Eckelkamp) Schatzle.

He received his B.S. from Thomas Moore College and his Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan.

He worked for many years in Public Health and retired from U of M as the Director of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health.

Ken enjoyed Marco Island, his home in Spruce Creek Florida, Michigan football, the Charlevoix Senior Center and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and was discharged on December 29, 1952 as a SGT.

Surviving are 5 children, Ronald (Cynthia) Schatzle of Monroe, MI, Rita (Steve) Miller of Barrington, IL, Janice (Daniel) Chapman of Charlevoix, Joyce (Rob Walker) Lipcaman of Ann Arbor, MI, Jerry (Krista) Schatzle of Brooklyn, MI, 12 grandchildren, Ashley, Megan, Erin, Lauren, Kristin, Michael, Tom, Ellen, Marisa, Nicole, Ryan, Tara, and 6 great-grandchildren, Reece, Audrey, Cade, Chase, Avery, Andrew, and Hailey.

He was preceded in death by his wife Eleanor (Taphorn) Schatzle on October 5, 1997 and his parents Emil and Rita Schatzle.

Burial will take place alongside his wife Eleanor in Gates of Heaven Catholic Cemetery in Cincinnati, OH at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlevoix Area Humane Society, 614 Beardsley St., Boyne City, MI, 49712 or Hospice of Michigan at

Arrangements are being handled by the Winchester Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.

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