Charles ‘Chuck’ Martin, of Cassopolis

Published 9:33 am Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Nov. 22, 1950 — Dec. 19, 2015

Charles “Chuck” Martin, 65 of Cassopolis, passed away with his family at his side on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born November 22, 1950 in Watervliet, to the late Lovell and Melissa (Bushee) Martin.

Charles “Chuck” Martin

Charles “Chuck” Martin

Chuck was raised in Hartford and graduated from Hartford High School in 1969. He served in the Marines and when he came back to Michigan he wed the love of his life, Deb Grochow on June 12, 1976.

He leaves to cherish his memory to his loving wife, Deb, daughter, Miranda (Eric) Lebold, granddaughter, Emersyn Lebold (2), sister, Betty Martin, Lovell’s wife Carolyn Martin and a host of family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Winnie Welty.

A public visitation will be held at Brown Funeral Home on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m.; services to honor Chuck’s life will be held at Summit Church, 1700 West River Rd. Niles, on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015, at 10:30 a.m.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Niles.