ROANOKE — Charles E. Schlossler, 79, Roanoke, passed away at 8:55 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 12, 2013) at Apostolic Christian Home, Roanoke.
He was born on Nov. 9, 1934, in Roanoke, to Peter Paul and Edna Ruble Schlossler. He married Dixie Mantle on May 10, 1958, in Washington. She survives.
Also surviving are his four children, Terri (Joe) Barth, Congerville; Charles E. (Silvia) Schlossler Jr., Roanoke; Gay Lynne (David) Kindig, Roanoke; and David (Angela) Schlossler, Eureka; one sister, Paula (Keith) Druyor, Albuquerque, N.M.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Isabelle Sapp.
Charlie proudly served his country in the Air Guard and was an Army veteran.
Charlie was an iron worker at Hagerty Steel and a member of Teamsters Union Local 627 in Peoria. He also worked as a truck driver and loved working outside for FS and several local farmers during harvest time.
Charlie loved the outdoors and loved to travel and camp with family and friends. He was a member of the Izaak Walton League of America, where he served as past president and on their board of directors. He was a past member of the Mackinaw Canoe Club.
Charlie was also known as a jack-of-all-trades and was a skilled handyman and enjoyed building and tinkering, especially on his antique garden tractors.
A celebration of life for Charlie will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home, Roanoke. The Rev. Charlie Graul will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home prior to service. Per Charlie’s wishes cremation rites will be accorded and burial of ashes will be at a later date.
The family would like to thank the staff at Roanoke Apostolic Christian Nursing Home for the kind and compassionate care Charlie received and request memorial contributions be given to the nursing home.
Condolences may be sent at www.knappjohnsonharris.com.