Charles W. Betten, 88

Charles W. Betten, 88, North Manchester, died at 12:25 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

He was born March 24, 1928, in Gridley, Ill., to Charlie and Nora (Finck) Betten.

He graduated from Washington Center High School, Whitley County.  He served in the U. S. Army in World War II. On Aug. 27, 1950, he married Janice Shaffer.  She died Aug. 1, 2006.

Charles was a retired farmer and a life member of the American Legion No.286, North Manchester, a member of the Eel River Masonic Lodge No.510, a member of Knights Templar, Huntington, life member of the Knights of the York Cross of Honor and a life member of the World War II Memorial Society.  He loved singing and playing the piano.

He is survived by his companion, Norma Weeda, Fort Wayne; daughters, Becky (Jason) Krampton, Valparaiso, and Kathy (Jeffrey) Smith, North Manchester; grandchildren, Angela Fellars, Melissa McKillip & Michael Rodriguez, and five great-grandchildren.  

One son, Jeffrey L. Betten, died March 19, 1977.

Visitation was Monday, July 18, 2016, atMcKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Graveside services were Monday, at Fairview Cemetery, Servia. Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Charles W. Betten, memorial contributions may be made to D.A.V. Wabash County, 1 W. Hill St., Wabash, IN 46992.

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Posted on 2016 Jul 19