Charles “Charlie” “Chuck” R. Kissel
June 16, 1934 ‒ October 01, 2017
Charles “Charlie” “Chuck” R. Kissel passed away Sunday evening, October 1, 2017, in his Mansfield home surrounded by his family. He was 83.
He was born June 16, 1934, in Richland County to parents Charles E. & Helen (Jones) Kissel. After he graduated from Union High School with the class of 1952, he married his high school sweetheart Clara Love on June 28, 1953. The couple has spent 64 wonderful years together.
He then began working for Mansfield Tire and Rubber, followed by Myer’s Pump in Ashland and later for Springfield Mold and Die until retiring in 1995.
Charlie was very active; he enjoyed being outdoors coon hunting, going to water races, snowmobiling, playing slow pitch softball and stock car racing. He also played on many basketball leagues and loved following all of his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s sporting events. Most people that knew Charlie would describe him as very outgoing and having never met a stranger. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and he will be greatly missed by all of them.
He is survived by his wife Clara Kissel; children Cindy (Russell James) Kissel, Terri (Jim) Lowe, and Connie (Randy) Lawrence; grandchildren Brian (Chelsea) Lowe, Abby (Ryan) Gordon, Miranda (Brad) Brammer, Joslyn (Justin) Chenevey, and Jacob (Melissa) Lawrence; great-grandchildren Claira, Sophie and AJ Lowe, Hannah and Lily Gordon, Maverick, Malia, and Vienna Chenevey, Cruise and Carson Brammer, Charlie Lawrence; sister Janet Sue Jaynes; sister-in-law Dorothy (Charlie) Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his brother Carl Kissel; and half-siblings Gladys Bonecutter, Mary Etta Pittinger, Ethel Kindinger, Leland Kissel, and Leroy Kissel.
His family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 4, 2017, in Snyder Funeral Home Finefrock Chapel, 350 Marion Ave; with a funeral service on Thursday 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Franklin Cemetery.
Contributions in his memory to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Charles’ family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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