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Charles Matthew Evans

Ecorse, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 25 Jun 2012 (aged 73)
Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 92767654 · View Source
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WAUSAU, Wis. - Charles Matthew "Charlie" Evans, 73, of Marenisco, Mich., died late Monday evening, June 25, 2012, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wausau, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident on Highway M-28 near Bergland, Mich.

Chuck was born on Oct. 20, 1938, in Ecorse, Wayne County, Mich., the son of Charles Calahan and Grace Matilda (Beaubien) Evans.

On Dec. 5, 1955, at the age of 17, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps.

After his honorable discharge, Chuck returned home and worked for his brother, Art, as a plasterer's laborer.

He then went to work for Wabash Railroad in Melvindale, Mich., which merged with Norfolk & Western Railroad, serving that company for nine years. Chuck also worked for his good friend, Jerry Cole, as an automobile mechanic at a gas station in Taylor, Mich.

He relocated to Metamora, Mich., and was employed by Metamora Industries as a yard and delivery man. For nine years, Chuck served as a volunteer fireman for the Metamora Fire Department.

He later was employed as a machine builder at Schreiber Manufacturing in Clawson, Mich.

After getting injured at work, Chuck and his family moved to Marenisco to be close to his sister, June Deacon.

To keep busy, he worked odd jobs doing electrical, plumbing and woodworking. Chuck also worked part-time at Bessemer Small Engine. He was currently serving as a volunteer fireman for the Marenisco Fire Department.

A man who never sat still, Chuck enjoyed his coffee, talking with everyone and meeting new people. He always said he never met a stranger.

At home, Chuck continuously worked on anything and fixed everything. Lately, his grandsons kept him busy repairing all the toys that they broke. Chuck said it was a full time job!

Let's not forget what Chuck loved doing the most, riding his "Hardley A Davidson" motorcycle.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 33 years (Chuck would say 34), LaRae, Marenisco; seven children, Linda Reeve, Riverview, Mich., Sheila Cole, Allen Park, Mich., Kurt Evans, Waterford, Mich., Tina Egan, Sterling Heights, Mich., Kimberly (Matt) Sartwell, Howell, Mich., Stephen Walker, of Texas, and Chyanne (Donald "Tuffy") Plonsky, Wakefield, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers and sisters; and two close friends, Bill Roland and Jeff Yakovics.


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