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Service set for Charles R. Boothe, Sr.

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Charles R. Boothe, Sr. of Michigan City, died Friday, June 25, 2010 at St. Anthony Memorial Health Care. He was 82.

He was born November 15, 1927 in Michigan City to Rufus and Catherine (Weise) Boothe, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Carol Keppen, who passed away in 1987.

He is survived by children Margarethe “Peggy” (husband Steve) Sharp of Ark. and Pamela Smith, Charles (wife Vicky) Boothe, Jr., Penny (Mike) Janowski and Patricia (Rich) Hewson, all of Michigan City; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; sisters Mildred Dille of Chesterton and Rosemary Agorichas of N.M.; several beloved nieces and nephews; and special friend Annette Zona of Michigan City.

He had been a carpenter, and he also worked as a switchman and yard man for New York Central Railroad. He retired from Gerwin Ind. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he loved gardening, trains, tractors, fishing, and making furniture for his family. He built houses, enjoyed crossword puzzles, and loved his grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at Carlisle Funeral Home, 613 Washington St., Michigan City. Visitation will be Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s choice. To view his tribute, leave private or public condolences or sign the guest book, visit


Posted 6/28/2010