THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Frederick J. Charles
Issue Date: April 12, 2017
Frederick J. Charles, 69, of Scottsbluff, Ne., formerly of Menominee, Mi., passed away Wednesday, March 8 after a short battle with cancer.
Born May 17, 1947 in Menominee, to Frederick A. and Lillian (Gustafson) Charles, he graduated from Menominee High School and attended Lake Superior State College. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army in May of 1972 after serving in Germany.
On Sept. 25, 1971, he married Lynn D. Hranach and eight years later their family was complete with the birth of their daughter, Jessica. He lived life to the fullest, always worked on a project wondering how he could improve on something, but mostly time with his granddaughter was first.
After retiring from the U.P. Railroad in 2012, he spent summers building a cabin on the river in Marinette with his brother Roy. He was a member of the American Legion, Gering Post.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn of Scottsbluff, Ne.; a daughter, Jessica (Brian); a granddaughter; a sister, Sally (Lee) Fayta and two brothers, Roy (Kathy) Charles and Gary (Carol) Charles, all of Menominee and many nieces; nephews and friends.
Per his wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of his life will be held at the Trails West YMCA camp, the Kiwanis Lodge in Scottsbluff, Ne. on Sunday, June 11. Dugan Kramer Funeral Home and Crematory of Scottsbluff is assisting the family with arrangements.