Charles Birkemeier

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Charles Robert Birkemeier, 71, Greencastle, died Wednesday morning at his residence.

Born in Vevay, Ind., he was the son of Charles William and Jeanette (Monroe) Birkemeier. He was a graduate of Reelsville High School and attended Purdue University.

He was a computer analyst with Cinergy, retiring in 1990.

He was a member of the Reelsville Volunteer Fire Department, the Emmaus Christian Church and coached at the Reelsville Youth Little league for several years.

Survivors include his wife Patricia Martin; two sons, Gary R. Birkemeier and wife Anne, Reelsville and Tristan C. Birkemeier, Greencastle; daughter Terri Beasley and husband Jeff, Reelsville; step-daughter Tracie Ann Curtis, Greencastle; sister Juanita Irwin and husband Robert, Greencastle; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

His parents and a sister, Evelyn Roach, preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Newman officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Hill Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until service time Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society c/o 1 Hilltop Ct., Greencastle, IN 46135.

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