Charles W. Moses, 83

Charles W. Moses, 83, North Manchester, passed away at Lutheran Hospital on Dec. 31, 2016, at 1:39 p.m.

Charles was born on July 22, 1933, in Kendallville, to Robert C. and Ruth C. (Mahnesmith) Moses. In 1951 he graduated form Kendallville High School. On Jan. 17, 1954 Charles married Carol A. Butterbaugh.

Charles served in the Army from 1953-1955 during the Korean War. After serving in the Army, he was an executive with the Boys Scouts of America for 10 years.

Charles also worked as an insurance claims investigator and recovery supervisor for 20 years.  He was an avid fisherman and storyteller. Charles was a loving husband, dad, and grandpa. He never knew a stranger. He and his wife sang in the church choir for 62 years. He was a member of the North Manchester United Methodist Church.

Charles is survived by his wife Carol A. Moses, North Manchester; a son Andrew Charles (Darcy) Moses, Fort Wayne; two daughters Wendy Caye Moses, Durham, N.C., and Paula Ruth (David) Merriman, Wabash; and six grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Ruth Moses and two brothers Robert and John Moses.

Family and friends may call Jan. 12, 2017, from 9-11 a.m. at the North Manchester United Methodist Church, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester. Services will be on Jan. 12, 2017, at 11 a.m. at the North Manchester Untied Methodist Church.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Charles W. Moses, memorial contributions may be made to the North Manchester United Methodist Church Choir Fund, 306 East 2nd Street, North Manchester, IN 46962.

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Posted on 2017 Jan 04