Robert W. Charles, age 86, of North Street died peacefully in his sleep on May 17, 2016 at McLaren Port Huron after a short illness. He was born at the family farm on March 26, 1930 to Fred and Alice Charles, and was a lifelong resident of North Street. He married Helen M. Bowen on January 31, 1953 in Port Huron. Bob worked as a dairy farmer and loved the land and its creatures. Most of all he dearly loved family and friends. He enjoyed life, especially desserts.
He is survived by his wife Helen M. Charles, 3 children, Debra (Bill) Charles-Cone, Nancy (Glenn) Berdan, and William F. Charles, 5 grandchildren, Andrew and Angela Cone, Travis, Jessica, and Jennifer Charles, 2 great-grandchildren, Caden and Lilah Cone, a sister, Monna Benner, a sister-in-law, Linda Charles, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Erwin Charles.
A funeral service will take place at 11 AM Thursday in the Lakeport Wesleyan Church with Pastor Lyle Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow in Lakeside Cemetery.
Published in The Times Herald on May 18, 2016.
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