Charles Statzer, 78

Charles Fran Statzer, 78, of Wabash, died at  8:10 am, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Wellbrooke of Wabash. 

He was born April 18, 1938, in Richmond, Va., to Bryant and Beatrice (Collins) Statzer.

Charles married Woneva J. Boggs in Oven Fork, Ky., on May 31, 1958; she died Oct. 25, 2005. 

He retired in 2001 from General Tire in Wabash after 33 years.  Charles attended Erie Street Free Will Baptist Church and was a member of the United Rubber Workers Union.  He enjoyed cutting and splitting firewood. 

He is survived by two children, Debora (Mark) Bowman and C. Mark (Clista) Statzer, both of Wabash; four grandchildren, Jonathon (Rachelle) Bowman of Fort Wayne, Kristen (Steve) Snyder of Goshen, Indiana, Katelyn Waldron of Huntington, and Ethan Statzer of Fairmount; six great-grandchildren, Tori, Lucas, and Oliver Bowman of Fort Wayne, Nathaniel Snyder of Goshen, Krystal Rainwaters of Sparks, Nev., and Kadence Waldron of Huntington; and his brother, Carl (Judy) Statzer of Peru.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Rev. Tim Webb officiating.  Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Monday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Helping Hands of Wabash County Soup Kitchen.

The memorial guest book for Charles may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Feb 24