Charles Henry Wiersma
April 04, 1923 ‒ December 27, 2020
Formerly of Mansfield, Ohio
Charles Henry Wiersma, age 97, peacefully passed away Sunday, December 27, 2020, at Brickmont Memory Care Unit in Woodstock, GA.
He was born in Toledo April 4, 1923, to Henry and Marie (Rauch) Wiersma. After graduating from Macomber High School class of 1941, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a lieutenant. In 1965, he earned his engineering degree from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and moved his family to the Mansfield area in October 1969 coming from Newark, Ohio. Charles worked as an engineer for Tappan and General Motors. In 1985 he retired from Boeing.
In his spare time, he enjoyed playing golf, bridge, and watercolor painting. Charles was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Mansfield.
His first wife Ona L. Steinke preceded him in death in 1992 and married his second wife Doris M. Morgen on August 17, 2002 who also preceded him in death in July 2020.
He leaves behind children Sandra (Dan) Scheiber of Woodstock, GA, Steven (Kris) Wiersma of Newark, OH, Spencer (Joy) Wiersma of Perry, OH; 7 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings Ruth Richards, Vernon Wiersma, and Roy Wiersma.
His final resting place will be in Oak Grove Memorial Park near Lexington. A memorial service will be planned in 2021. Snyder Funeral Homes, Lexington Avenue Chapel is honored to serve Charles’ family. Share a memory with them at: SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Salvation Army (47 S Main St, Mansfield, OH 44902), Red Cross (39 N Park St, Mansfield, OH 44902), your local food pantry, or Amedisys Hospice (4255 Wade Green Rd NW Bldg 300 Ste 320, Kennesaw, GA 30144). The Wiersma family would like to thank Amedisys Hospice for the compassionate care they gave to Charles and their family.
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