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Charles D. Moore Sr.

Chuck passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell.

He was born April 1, 1942 in Otsego the son of Bill Sr. and Flora (Masten) Moore. Chuck was an Eagle Scout and proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, serving in the Big Red One infantry. For over 30 years he had been a machine tender operating machine #1 Big Moe at Menasha until his retirement.

He enjoyed coaching AYSO soccer, was a swim instructor and lifeguard at Shelp’s Resort at Pine Lake and was a Boy Scout Leader. In his spare time Chuck enjoyed woodcarving and antique automobiles. He was a member of the Otsego Elks and a volunteer fireman for the Otsego Fire Department for many years.

On April 25, 1970 in Otsego he married Judeth Cary who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Chuck Jr. (Jenny) Moore and Jaime Merriam both of Otsego; grandchildren, Cassie (Chase) McPherson, Trey Moore, Emma Moore, Billy Merriam and Jillian Merriam; great-grandson, Clifford McPherson; siblings, Bill Jr. (Gay) Moore and Bonnie (Larry) Eakins along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends may pay their final respects and have private viewing times Thursday, May 21, 2020 from noon -8:00 P.M. and Friday, May 22, 2020 from 9AM-2:30 PM.

A private family graveside service will be held at Mountain Home Cemetery, Friday, May 22, 2020 at 3:00 P.M., with Celebrant Bill Rose officiating.

Contributions in memory of Chuck may be made to

Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan


Christian Neighbors


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Bonnie Livingston Goodacre

May 19, 2020 at 2:20 pm

So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. I’ve known him since we were all kids, great guy, never heard anyone speak ill of him. Condolences to the family and friends, he will be missed.


Agnes Schmitt Vanarsdal

May 19, 2020 at 2:27 pm

Judy and kids, Mike and my deepest sympathy in your loss of Chuck.

May God’s almighty grace be with each of you through this difficult time.

With Love,



Penny Pulver Baker

May 19, 2020 at 2:31 pm


Becky (Wolf) Hammond

May 19, 2020 at 2:32 pm

Judy, Chuck, Jamie and families, I am so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of him and of our families together. Prayers for peace during this time.


Jerry and Neta Nowak

May 19, 2020 at 2:47 pm

Judy, I am so sorry about a Chuck. I know his quality of life hasn’t been the greatest the las few years but it is hard to lose a loved one. Prayers are with you and your family


Susan Barber

May 19, 2020 at 3:05 pm

Chuck, Jenny and family, so sorry for your loss. May time heal your hearts and the memories of your dad (or grandpa) always be there with you.

—Susan Barber


Kerry Knight

May 19, 2020 at 3:29 pm

Sorry for your loss I new him well . Prayers to all of you at this time


Doug & Emilia Rex

May 19, 2020 at 3:35 pm

Our sympathy to you and your entire family as you grieve the loss of a Charlie, your Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather and friend. No words can make it better for you, but God will give you comfort and peace. God Bless you.


Ginger Titus

May 19, 2020 at 3:37 pm

Chuck will always be in my memory as being so calm when I confessed I hit the back of Chuckie’s truck knocking the brake light out because the next week at school he had fixed it and with lime green paint noted I had done it! He was so mischievous!

Thinking of all of you!


Jan Jameson

May 19, 2020 at 3:42 pm

Chuck was Good People. It was an honor to know him and have him as a friend. My deepest condolences to Judy and family.


Jonica (Dendel) Hindenach

May 19, 2020 at 3:55 pm

I will miss you Leprechaun. Love n prayers to family


Mary Brewster Brennan

May 19, 2020 at 3:56 pm

So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He was always so kind and thoughtful to everyone. I will never forget the lucky leprechaun. May he Rest In Peace.


Dianne Jewett

May 19, 2020 at 3:59 pm

Dear Judy,

I am heart-broken to hear of Chucks passing. I wish I could give you a nice long hug to let you know how much you are loved. I will be praying for you and your sweet family. I will always remember his quick wit and contagious smile. I will be in touch later…until then you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Love To All

Dianne Jewett


Tammy Leonard

May 19, 2020 at 3:59 pm

Sweet Judy, Chuck and Jamie~ Continuing Prayers for you and your Families

Hugs dears❤️

Love you


Steve and Linda (McDonald) Leafdale

May 19, 2020 at 4:03 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Heaven has gained another beautiful Angel and we will miss him. May God comfort you and give you strength and peace during this time. Love, Steve and Linda (McDonald) Leafdale


Mike Retherford Sr.

May 19, 2020 at 4:06 pm

So sorry to hear of Chucks passing. It was my pleasure to have known him for over half a century. His wit and sarcasm will be missed by all. Our prayers and thoughts for Judy and the family.


Kathy & Larry Meert

May 19, 2020 at 4:28 pm

So sad to learn of Chucks passing. We have many fond memories with Chuck, Judy, Chuckie & Jamie. He is at peace at last and we hope you can find comfort knowing that. Blessings to you and your families.

Kathy & Larry


Dave abd Sandy Holland

May 19, 2020 at 4:31 pm

Dear family, This saddens our hearts to hear this dear sweet man has passed, we both have so many memories of Chuck, he was a true friend to everyone, We will keep you in our prayers, Much love,Sandy and Dave Holland


Terry Arehart VanLent

May 19, 2020 at 4:37 pm

So sorry to hear of Chucks passing…I’m have so many fun memories of Chuck from the Scout House dances when we were in high school. Please accept my prayers for you to have peace.


Tom Dutton

May 19, 2020 at 4:48 pm

Judy and the whole Moore family sorry to hear of Big Chucks passing. Hups and prayers for you all



May 19, 2020 at 4:58 pm

Judy and family, I’m so sorry to hear about Chuck. What a wonderful man. He started giving me grief back when when he came into Rexall and never stopped. I’ll miss that. You know my folks always loved seeing both of you. Love and hugs


Sherry Hanson

May 19, 2020 at 4:59 pm

Judy, Chuckie, Jaime & families – our sincere sympathies. We always enjoyed Chucks sense of humor .


Mike & Sherry Hanson


Jim Hoffman

May 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Dear Moore family, I am so saddened by the loss of Charlie. He was always a fun guy to work with back in the Menasha Days. He shared some of his yummy meals he would cook while running “Big Moe” when I was material handler. He was a great friend and I pray he rests in peace. Thank you for your friendship Charlie. Jim Hoffman


Nancy Holmes

May 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm

I’m so sorry for your loss. I know Chuck has been feeling bad for a while but it still hurts when they are gone. Love you all very much.


Bryon& Kim Sheldon

May 19, 2020 at 5:07 pm

Worked with Chuck for many years, he was always finding new ways to make people laugh. He will surely be missed. Our prayers to his family.


Lorna Sisson

May 19, 2020 at 5:18 pm

Dear Judy, Jamie, and all of your family:

Craig and I are so very sorry for your loss. We’ve known Chuck most of our lives and have many fond memories, including his lifeguarding at Shelps, the scout house and in school. Yes…we go way back. May your memories hold him close at this very difficult time. You are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.

Lorna & Craig


Dinah and Jerry Howrigon

May 19, 2020 at 5:20 pm

Jerry and I are so sorry to hear of chucks passing. We will keep your family in our prayers.


Patricia Filkins

May 19, 2020 at 5:21 pm

Judy and family, I was sorry to hear of Chucks passing. May your memories and and prayers from all that know and love you help ease your pain.


Mike Rankin

May 19, 2020 at 5:32 pm

So sorry for your loss. Charlie was a good friend. He will be missed.


Jan Myers-Carpenter

May 19, 2020 at 5:33 pm

So so sorry to hear of Chucks passing. Such a good guy. Always good for a laugh and all around good family man. He will be missed.


Kathleen (Snyder) Fisher

May 19, 2020 at 6:01 pm

Dad (Lloyd Snyder) and I enjoyed visiting with Chuck at Our Table. Dad says “He was always a good egg.” He will be greatly missed by many. God Bless you all


Kim Rohr

May 19, 2020 at 6:02 pm

Judy, Chuck jr, Jamie and Family,

So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. I have many great memories of working with Chuck at Menasha and as a neighbor. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow.

Love and Prayers



Dennis Boss

May 19, 2020 at 6:17 pm

My condolences to the family. I knew him since I was a kid working in the lumber yard for my dad and grandpa. Bill, Flora, Chuck and the whole Moore family were and are great people to know and associate with. It’s an honor. Prayers for all!


Mike and Valjean Wykstra VandeHaar

May 19, 2020 at 6:38 pm

Dear Chuck and Jenny and family,

What a sad day for you. We are weeping with you and holding you up in prayer before our Lord and Savior.

In your pain and sorrow may you be overwhelmed with the love and peace of the Holy Spirit.


Sandy and Dan Fleming

May 19, 2020 at 6:48 pm

Judy, and family, Dan and I want to extend our deepest and most sincere sympathy to all. We are so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Enjoyed when we got together at the Corner Bar in Kalamazoo for Ribs and seeing Charlie at the car shows in Otsego and Plainwell. I know that he will be sorrily missed by his family and friends. And may the good lord see you through this very hard time. God Bless and May Charlie Rest in Peace.



May 19, 2020 at 6:56 pm

Judy Jaime Bill and Jill

Praying for you all durning this very difficult time my heart breaks for you. I was honored to meet such a great man durning our daycare days thank you so much he was such a joy to be around and will be missed dearly.

Much love to you all


Kathi Fuss

May 19, 2020 at 6:58 pm

To all the Moore family: Charlie was always smiling and joking! My thoughts and prayers are with you all! The positive is he is in such a better place and not suffering! Love you all!


Sue Browne

May 19, 2020 at 7:06 pm

We’ve lost another classmate and my heart bleeds! My thoughts and my heart are with you Judy. Take care of you and God bless.


Patricia King

May 19, 2020 at 7:12 pm

Sorry to hear about Chucks passing. I knew Chuck from working at Menasha. My prayers are with you.


Stacey Myers

May 19, 2020 at 7:13 pm

What an amazing father and coach. I’ll miss his bright and warm personality.

My thoughts are with you, Chuck.



Sally Thaxton Betzner

May 19, 2020 at 7:31 pm

Am sending prayers to all the family. I knew chuck through scouts then Menasha. Judy my thoughts are with you and your family. Such a kind. Fun. Sweet man.



May 19, 2020 at 7:48 pm

Hugs and Prayers to Judy and Family!!! Kathi Brazee.


Bob and Linda Cooley

May 19, 2020 at 7:49 pm

So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Bob and Linda Cooley

May 19, 2020 at 7:55 pm

We were so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.


Donna Howe

May 19, 2020 at 7:56 pm

John and I always enjoyed chatting with Chuck at Four Roses. What a good guy and what a nice family he had.


Sherry and Ken Schumaker

May 19, 2020 at 8:06 pm

We are sending our prayers and sympathies to the family for the loss of this great, funny man.


Fred and Michelle McCloud

May 19, 2020 at 8:25 pm

So sorry to here about Chucks passing. He was a great person.


Jo A Chamberlin

May 19, 2020 at 8:34 pm

Judy and family, please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Chuck. We always enjoyed seeing him at the Diner.


Jeff Volker

May 19, 2020 at 8:49 pm

Dear Judy, Chuckie, Jamie and families,

I was saddened to hear about Chuck’s passing. I have a lot of very fond memories of our working together during the Menasha days. He was a master of jokes and capers, however, I did get him back a couple of times. The best was a live pigeon in his desk drawer at the Backtenders station on “Big Moe”.

May he RIP

Jeff Volker


Jim Davis

May 19, 2020 at 9:25 pm

Sorry for your loss I worked with him on big moe


Jon Campbell

May 19, 2020 at 10:26 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. The Moore family are all such wonderful people!


Ruby Rogers

May 19, 2020 at 10:45 pm


I was happy to have meant and get to know you and Chuck when he was home for a bit in plainwell, Chuck had a sense of humor as long as you could read it and it was interesting talking to him about different places in plainwell. I’m praying for you and the family and may God comfort you at this time.


Ruby Rogers

May 19, 2020 at 10:53 pm


I’m sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing, I got to know him when I helped him for awhile in plainwell at your house, he was such a funny guy as long as you could read him and it was always fun to talk to him about old places in plainwell and some things of the service. I’ll never forget his smile when I told him I appreciated his service. It made his day I think. I’m praying for you at this time and may the Lord comfort you at this time.


Pam Kuiper

May 20, 2020 at 7:38 am

Chuck was always quick with a joke and a smile. My sympathy to Judy and family. He will be missed.


Tim and Marcia Quigley

May 20, 2020 at 8:23 am

Dear Judy and Family,

We are so very sad that Chuck has passed away! He sure was a character! Please keep your memories in you hearts!

He was loved by so many people! I saw in his obituary that he was a life guard at Shelp’s – he was the one who “saved” me when I almost didn’t pass my raft test! Love and prayers to all of you!


Timothy Brewster

May 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

Chuck is now in a place that we all will go. He with God. The Moore’s was neighbors. I know if someone kneed help he would help them if he could. Chuck also liked fast car’s in his younger years. There was on car that I thing every one in there neighbor’s owned at one time or another. Chuck was the last one to own it as one winter Icey day he put it in a ditch and bent it in three ways. He was not Hirt. Everyone one was sad to see the car was gone. We all are sad one our

love ones leave use. But one day we will join them again and they will welcome us with open arms.


Darlene Hoover

May 20, 2020 at 9:32 am

Judy and family

Ron and I are very sad to hear of Chucks passing. So many memories of school days and when he and Ron worked at Menasha. Your entire family are in our prayers. Rest in peace old friend


Roxanne Orr

May 20, 2020 at 9:44 am

Chris and I are so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. We both enjoyed his sense of humor whenever we would bump into him somewhere. He will be truly missed. Our condolences to you and your family Judy. R.I.P. Chuck. You were our favorite funny leprechaun.


Jo Golden

May 20, 2020 at 11:01 am

Judy Jaime Chuck I am so sorry to hear of Chucks passing. My heart and prayers are with you

May God wrap his arms around you all.


William Abraham

May 20, 2020 at 11:45 am

by chuck we will miss you the Deno’s bunch. sorry I can’t do the hot rod burn out. but the old gal won’t make it that far. I’m in FL.

Billy’s toy William Abraham


Pat (Crouse) Barnes

May 20, 2020 at 12:07 pm

My Deepest Sympathy to the entire Moore Family. I grew up with Chuck and Bonnie and have such great memories of him and the family. My deepest condolences .


Betty Fales McDaniel

May 20, 2020 at 12:16 pm

Sorry for your loss my thoughts are with you all.


Judy Roberts

May 20, 2020 at 12:33 pm

So sad to hear a special person like Chuck has passed. Sorry for your loss.

I met Chuck at Menasha. I worked in the power plant and he worked in Paperland, that’s what I called it.

Such a good man. Smart, funny, nice.

Never realized he was an instructor at Shelps Resort. I was one of the kids waiting at the Allegan Street School for the school bus to take us to Pine Lake for swim and life saving classes.

When we arrived at Shelps Resort, we had to pay an admission price. A nickel. The good ole days.

Sure everyone that knows him has a lot of great memories. He will be missed


Ralph and Patti Rybicki

May 20, 2020 at 2:39 pm

Judy, Jamie and Family so very sorry to hear about Chuck . Your all in my prayers and thoughts. Sending many happy memories and lots of LOVE!


Dennis Hiemstra

May 20, 2020 at 4:26 pm

My condolences to Judy and all of Chuck”s family, RIPChuck.



May 20, 2020 at 4:46 pm

Judy, Chuck, Jaime and family

So sorry to hear about your loss, wishing you the best through this difficult trying time. Gods peace be with you and bring you all the comfort and care you need.

Rick Howrigon


Barbara Rose

May 20, 2020 at 6:54 pm

To the Moore fsmily.

So sorry for your loss. Chuck was a great guy and we know he will be missed by all who knew him. Our prayers are with all of you.


Alice Comai

May 20, 2020 at 6:57 pm

Dear Judy,Chuck, and Jamie,

Was so sorry to hear about Charlie. I know he is at rest ,without pain. I will never forget our Thursday night dinners and

Watching him load up the camper for he and Fred’s yearly hunting trips. They were such good friends and now they are

Together again. Charlie will be missed, his humor and a smile will live in our hearts forever.

Thinking of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Alice Comai



May 20, 2020 at 7:08 pm



Sally Pion

May 20, 2020 at 9:19 pm

Chuck will be sadly missed He and I go way back when we were kids in grade school.He even committed in my year book about us being right across from each other He was a great friend growing up


Pat Dyer

May 20, 2020 at 9:23 pm

My sympathy to all

Chuck will be missed and his sense of humor,a great example for us all


Tony G.

May 20, 2020 at 10:01 pm

Judy and family, Gods comfort and understanding. The last 8 years getting to know your Dad has been an honor and a pleasure. Thanks for sharing that guy. Thatttt guy. I’ll miss him.


Patricia "Leonard" Clingenpeel

May 21, 2020 at 7:25 am

Dear Judith & family…Please accept my condolences for the loss of Chuck…

I knew Chuck from Kinder garden on up. Chuck was such a nice

young man. Even back then he was always ready to jump in &

help anyone in distress…God has gained a wonderful Angel…

God Bless All of You…


Batb Weaver

May 21, 2020 at 8:09 am

Judy, Chuck and Jamie remember happy memories and let them help comfort you at this difficult time. Prayers to all,


Dan Quarry

May 21, 2020 at 10:31 am

I am so sorry to hear about Charlie’s passing. My prayers go out to Judy, Chuckie, Jaime and their families. Charlie was a good neighbor, friend and always there if you needed help with anything. May God comfort you and your family.


Roger Keeney

May 21, 2020 at 10:45 am

Sorry to hear about you loss Judy Jaime and Chuck always enjoyed working with Charlie going to miss him.


Sheldon "George" Lauderdale.

May 21, 2020 at 11:21 am

Sorry for your loss, we had many good times during the 50’s & 60’s, until I moved away. Only crossed paths a few times over the many years, I will miss him greatly.


Craig and Leslie

May 21, 2020 at 1:05 pm

Our sincere condolences for your loss. A local noteworthy icon just as his daddy was. Better days ahead. Be well.


David Merkel

May 21, 2020 at 1:45 pm

My favorite memory of Charlie was at our open houses at Menasha. He always took my kits for a tour. Here was this gruff guy treating my kids like they were his own. He was tough when he had to be and kind as well. He was a good friend and a great mentor. I learned so much from him and will miss him.


Jim@Sue Newcomb

May 21, 2020 at 2:30 pm

Judy so sorry for. your. loss Chuck was a good man. Jim and Sue Newcomb


Marilyn Coffiled

May 21, 2020 at 6:13 pm

Judy, Chuckie and Jamie,

So many memories….your dating, pranks, helping others, your wedding, children coming along and then grands! I am sad with you.

Sending love and hugs to all.

Dave and Marilyn Root Coffield


Ken Coburn

May 22, 2020 at 2:20 am

I got to know Chuck at Stanford Lodge, I would go and visit with him when my dad would be resting. Will miss him and our chats. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family.


Randi Sue Deneau

May 22, 2020 at 11:07 am

I am so sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing my thoughts and prayers are with you


Sue Sanders

May 22, 2020 at 11:46 am

A fine, fine person. Chuck and I were, for many years, friendly AYSO coaching rivals, and our daughters, Jamie and Jaime (!) played both on the same teams and against one another. You raised a good family, Chuck. Great memories. I’ll miss seeing you at Four Roses and the Fly Inn.


Bill, Lynn, Brock & Ryan Mollitor

May 22, 2020 at 6:06 pm

To the Moore family,

We send our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Charlie. May you find comfort in each other during these most difficult of days, and yet the joy in remembering all the love he brought to your lives.


Jay Miller

May 22, 2020 at 8:26 pm

Judy, Chuck Jr., and Jamie. Chuck was a great neighbor and better friend. To some he had a grumpy exterior at times but his heart felt feelings for others far out weighed any grumpiness he ever showed. I would often greet him at “Our Table” with “hi” you old curmudgeon and he would smile and come back with some crack about me being an “Old Fart” or look at me and rub his nose with his favorite finger. He had a smile that was truly sincere but he also had an “impish” one that made you wonder what he was thinking or what was he up to. I knew Chuck for at least 15 years and I wish I could have known him better and longer. Seems like he was always “beefing up” his 55, so much so I never got ride in it. Chuck was one of a kind and will be truly missed.

It was a true Honor and privilege for me to be able to honor him for his service to our wonderful country and be a part of his celebration of life. Till we meet again my dear friend Rest in Peace.


Marian (Monroe) Wall (cousin)

May 22, 2020 at 8:44 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Don’t know to much about using the computer, so I hope I did this right.


Ted Potyrala

May 23, 2020 at 4:54 am

I am so sorry for your loss. I am grateful that I got to play golf with him at Grand Prairie back in the day. He was definitely one of a kind.



May 23, 2020 at 6:47 am

So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing.

He was always a real joy to be around, and a good cook.

I’ll keep you in my prayers during this time of loss.



Denise Mitchell

May 23, 2020 at 2:27 pm

Judy it saddens my heart to hear of Pa Chuck passing. My little guys will be sad too. They always loved playing with his trucks. He was their favorite. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love cookie❤


John Glessner

May 23, 2020 at 11:03 pm

Dear Judy and family,

Please accept our sympathy on the loss of Chuck. We pray you are finding strength in God and the faith that only he can give. Sending our hugs and prayers,

Diane & John Glessner


Fran Junker

May 24, 2020 at 3:58 pm

It was such a surprise to me to see Chuck died. I was on a Sunday golf league with Chuck and Judy and other members of the Carey family.. By the time it was over we had indeed become like family. So sorry for your loss Judy.


Deb Harrington

May 25, 2020 at 8:51 am

My heart breaks for you all.

What a special guy he was. Many great memories and travels during you kids school and soccer years. He is in a better place. ❤️


Sue Higgs

May 25, 2020 at 2:16 pm

So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. He was a great guy. Condolences to Judy and the family at this time


The Burleigh Family - Jeff, Babette, Ian, and Alexa

May 26, 2020 at 12:12 pm

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Moore family for their loss. We first knew Charlie through his employment with Menasha, later on by his visits to Four Roses. He was always very friendly, and we really enjoyed his unique sense of humor (along with knowing when they had a stash of morel mushrooms). Charlie was definitely an original “character”, one who made life just a bit better whenever he was around. He will be truly missed.


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