Charles Mettler, 78

Charles A. "Chuck" Mettler, 78, rural Wabash, died at 2:27 p.m., Thursday, March 20, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He was born June 9, 1935 in Wabash, to David and Marie (Zook) Mettler.

Charles married Elizabeth Middleton in Wabash on Sept. 18, 1954. He retired from Gencorp in Marion, after 38 years. He enjoyed fishing and bowling.   

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Mettler, Wabash; four children, Debbera (Dennis) Bales, Urbana, Cheryl Pack, Wabash, Charles "David" (Amy) Mettler, Gas City, Gregory A. (Amy Schrader) Mettler, Wabash; brother, Harold (Joyce) Mettler, Wabash; three sisters, Jackie Pilgrim, Wabash, Annie Sutherland, Wenatchee, Wash., and Jean Bland, Wabash; 12 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor Tim Prater officiating.  Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Marion. Friends may call from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is the Izaak Walton League.

The memorial guest book for Charles may be signed at

Posted on 2014 Mar 21