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Charles "Chuck" Fessler

March 3, 1921 May 4, 2015
Charles "Chuck" Fessler
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Obituary for Charles "Chuck" Fessler

Charles Semer Fessler, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2015.

He was born March 3, 1921 in Port Huron, Michigan, the son of Charles T. Fessler and Elsie E. Semer. He was preceded in death by his brothers, John (Jack) and Paul Fessler and sister, Mary Carolyn, and his son, Chuckie.

Survived by his wife of seventy two years, Mary D. Williams, sons Christopher and Joseph (Tammy), daughters Mary Catherine (Michael) Moriarty, Suzanne (James) Bock and Christine Rutkowski. He is also survived by eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Charles attended Precious Blood Grade School and St. Francis de Sales High School (1938) in Detroit. He enlisted in U.S. Air Force on April 16, 1942 and served sixteen months in the Asiatic Pacific Theater as a Master Sergeant Liaison Pilot with the 1st Air Commando Group. He was awarded the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters and the Distinguished Flying Cross with one Oak Leaf Cluster. He married Mary Dolores Williams on April 5, 1943 in Hobbs, New Mexico. After his discharge from the Air Force, he attended the evening division of the University of Detroit, where he was a member of Alpha Sigma Nu and graduated with a Bachelor of Philosophy degree in 1952. He worked for many years at Fisher Body and Chevrolet as an automotive draftsman, retiring in 1980 from Chevrolet as a design engineer of truck bodies. He was a long time usher at Precious Blood Church in Detroit, St. Patrick Church in Union Lake, and a member of St. John the Baptist Church in Howell. He was a long time member at the Farmington YMCA and the Hartland Senior Center.

Charles was a man of abiding faith and a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will forever be missed by those who loved him dearly.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 600 E. Main St., Brighton on Wednesday, May 6th from 4-8 PM with a Scripture Service at 7:30 PM.

A Funeral Mass from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2099 N Hacker Rd, Howell on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11 AM with visitation beginning at 10 AM. The Rev. Fr. Dave Howell to officiate. Burial Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Special Olympics of Michigan or the Senior Center, Hartland Michigan.

For further information phone Lynch & Sons, Brighton at 810.229.2905.


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