Charles Edward Till
Charles Edward Till, age 86, of Quigg Road, Crestline, died Sunday, April 26, 2009 at his home.
He was born August 29, 1922 in Shelby, the son of the late Clem and Blanche (Fisher) Till. He was a 1941 graduate of Shelby High School and was a veteran of WWII serving in the Merchant Marines. He retired in 1985 from the Ohio Brass Company in Mansfield after 30 years of service.
Charlie was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Bethlehem, Knights of Columbus Council #1968 and American Legion O’Brien Post #326 both in Shelby. He loved spending time with his family and enjoyed traveling.
Charlie is survived by his wife: Evelyn Gertrude (Renz) Till, whom he wed on May 11, 1946; a daughter and son-in-law: Carol and Jerry Niese of Crestline; 6 grandchildren: Patrick and Shelly Niese of Crestline, Kelly and Scott McCarthy of Tiro, Jacquelyn and Todd Fike of Crestline, Daniel and Jenny Niese of New Washington, Lynn and Nathan Auck of Findlay, Erin Niese of Shelby; 11 great grandchildren: Aubrey Niese, Casey Niese, Haley McCarthy, Clay McCarthy, Carson McCarthy, Alex Fike, Nick Fike, Kaily VanVlerah, Tyler Niese, Taylor Niese, Bailey Holt; a brother: Frank Till of Shelby; a sister: Marguerite Shade of Arizona. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lynn Till in 1969, a brother Norman Till and 2 sisters, Mary Till and Joan Studer.
Friends may call on Wednesday, April 29, 2009 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where the wake service will be held at 8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday at 10:30 AM at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Bethlehem, Shelby Settlement, with Father Michael Geiger and Deacon Steven Keller officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Richland County Joint Veteran Burial Detail. Memorial expressions may be made to Sacred Heart Church or to Crawford County Relay For Life. On-line condolences may be made at penwellturner.com