Charles R. Graves

August 22, 1939 — October 15, 2021

Charles R. Graves

82 year old, Charles R. Graves, of Rensselaer, passed away October 15, 2021.

On August 22, 1939, in Rensselaer, Indiana, Charles was born to Marvin E. and Grace (Baty-Jordan) Young. Charles served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He was an Operating Engineer for the Local #150, as a mechanic. He also drove tour bus and school bus for a time. He married Bonnie Jo Dabrowski on August 15, 1984 in Crown Point, Indiana. Charles was a member of the DeMotte American Legion Post #440.

Charles is survived by his family, wife: Bonnie, children: Lori (Jerry) Minter, Robert (Deanna) Graves, and step-children: Greg Luptowski, Shelly (Bret) Hagemeier, Amy Dabrowski, Joe Dabrowski, Jennifer (Jason) Domey, 20 Grandchildren: Nikki (Rusty) Molenaar, Michael (Paige) Minter, Christina (Travis) Mattocks, Nathan Graves, Allison (Jeremy) Conley, Kacy Chambers, Steven Chambers, Kegan Chambers, 14 great-grandchildren, siblings: Helen Johns, Caroline Yarbrough, Sherrie Roberts and former wife: Carol J. Graves, and many nieces and nephews.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Richard Graves and Ralph Graves, daughter: Anita Rena Chambers, and step-son: Eric Luptowski.

Friends are invited to Celebrate Charles’ Life on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. at the Community Christian Church of Roselawn. Services for Charles will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 28, 2021 at the church, with Pastor Jim Busscher officiating. Interment will follow at 2:00 p.m. at the Fair Oaks Cemetery where Military Graveside honors will take place.

In lieu of flowers memorials are requested for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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Past Services

Celebration of Life

Thursday, October 28, 2021

9:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

Community Christian Reformed Church of Roselawn (Indiana)

10498 N 450 E, DeMotte, IN 46310

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Eastern time)

Community Christian Reformed Church of Roselawn (Indiana)

10498 N 450 E, DeMotte, IN 46310

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