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Charles Nye

March 21, 1920 — August 30, 2016

Charles Nye

Charles “Manley” Nye, 96, of Stevensville, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Whitcomb Towers in St. Joseph.

A memorial service will be held 11AM Saturday, September 10, 2016 at Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Road, Stevensville. Friends may meet with the family from 10 - 11 AM prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, MI. Memorial contributions may be made to Stevensville United Methodist Church, 5506 Ridge Road, Stevensville, MI 49127.

Charles was born March 21, 1920 in St. Joseph the son of the late Charles W. and Florence May (Lemon) Nye. On March 9, 1948 he married Joan Elizabeth Cushing who preceded him in death in 2006. Charles served in the Air Force during WWII. He continued as an Air Force Reservist for 38 years. For many years, he and his wife wintered in Zephyrhills, Florida, and volunteered at McDill Air Force Base. Charles was employed at Whirlpool for 33 years. He was a member of Stevensville United Methodist Church. Charles will be forever grateful for the care he received at Whitcomb Towers and Grace Hospice of Portage, MI.

Survivors include his daughters: Victoria (Stanley) Nitz of Stevensville, Julia (Byron) Miller of Pentwater, MI; his sons: David Nye of Stevensville, Timothy (Jacalyn) Nye of St. Joseph, Christopher Nye of Baroda, Kerry Nye of Benton Harbor; ten grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Charles was also preceded in death by his daughter: Mary Jo Nye; daughter-in-laws: Mary L. Nye and Sandie Nye; grandson: Jonathon Nye; brother: Grandville L. Nye; and sister: Catherine Bahus.

Gathering of Family and Friends

Saturday September 10, 2016 , 10 - 11 AM


Stevensville United Methodist Church

Memorial Service

Saturday September 10, 2016 , 11 AM


Stevensville United Methodist Church

Burial

Fort Custer National Cemetery

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