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.