Charles “Charlie” “Chuck” R. Kissel

June 16, 1934 ‒ October 01, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

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.

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  • To the Lowe family, Please except our heart felt condolences in the passing of Grandpa Chuck.
    Karl and Pam Anschutz

  • May you feel the comfort of God’s embrace as you go through this time of sorrow.
    Bob and Chick Milum

  • We were so sorry to hear of Chucks passing. We will always remember his wonderful smile and his good and sweet heart. God Bless you all ..Kendall and Janet Love Stull

  • Prayers to you all during this difficult time. I have great memories of Chuck…..his wonderful smile..twinkling eyes and his playful sense of humor..he will be so greatly missed by many.
    Debra Love

  • Dear Clara and family, wishing you peace and comfort at this time of loss! He was a great man.

  • Dear Clara and family
    Thinking of you today and remembering that wonderful sense of humor and full interest in other people Chuck had – he will be missed – deepest sympathy, cousin Anna Jeanette

  • Dear Clara and family, Thinking of you and your family at this very sad time. May you find comfort and peace. Chuck will surely be missed by all. With deepest sympathy, cousin Barb Bergin. ( Marge and Tom Lawrence)

  • Dear Cindy and family. I’m truly sorry for your loss. May God wrap his comforting arms around you all. God bless you.

  • Clara,
    So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family.

  • Clara, girls and families,

    My heartfelt condolences during this time of tremendous loss. I very much enjoyed seeing him the times I have in the last few years. He always had a kind word and smiles to share no matter how he was feeling. Thankful that you have those wonderful memories that I saw in the video to look back on and remember so many good times and love. Prayers for each of you!

  • Dear Clara & family, please except our condolences in the passing of Chuck, may God Bless and comfort you durng this difficult time! I remember him as very nice man.
    Jim & LindaFluharty Fulk

  • Clara,
    You have our sympathy on Chuck’s passing. Dick has a lot of fond memories and just visited him at Fred’ Bocka’s a couple of weeks ago. I know he will be missed by all of his family. Our prayers are with all of you.
    Evie and Dick Durkin