Charles V. Dyer

MANISTIQUE – Charles V. Dyer, 91, of 501 N. Houghton Ave., Manistique, died Jan. 9, 2013, at the Schoolcraft Medical Care Facility in Manistique.

He was born Feb. 21, 1921 in Calspar, Mich., the son of Charles and Anna (LaFreniere) Dyer and attended Manistique area schools. He was a graduate of Manistique High School.

On July 6, 1942 he married the former Fredreika “Fritzy” Jordan in Munising. They made their home and raised their family in Manistique.

Charlie was employed as a machinist at Manistique Tool and Die Company for many years.

He attended the Church of the Redeemer-Presbyterian in Manistique. He enjoyed woodworking, spending time with his family, playing cards and spending time at the cottage at Indian Lake.

Charlie is survived by his son, Richard “Jim” (Cindy) Dyer of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren, Jon Ott, Andrea (Robert) Smith, Christopher (Beth) Ott, Darin (Stephanie) Dyer and Amy (Mike) Orosz; eight great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Philip Ott of L’Anse; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Sally Ott; his brother, John Dyer; and his sisters, Evelyn Dyer, Anna Mae Geib, Eva Petty and Mary Danielson.

Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m., Saturday, Jan.12, 2013, at the Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A memorial service will follow at 5 p.m., at the funeral home with Rev. Ingmar Levin officiating.

Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association.

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