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Charles O. Sweet

Chuck passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at his home in Gobles.

He was born February 14, 1953 in Otsego, the son of Clarence and Alice (Prolo) Sweet. For 37 years he had worked at Checker Motors in Kalamazoo until his retirement. Chuck was a member of the Vintage Motor Bike Club and the Cushman Club. In 2012 he married Kristy Gebhart who survives.

Also surviving are his son, Charlie (Danielle) Sweet; step-daughters, Alison (Nick) Glossinger and Amber (Derek) Kowatch and granddaughters, Faith and Olivia Sweet, Audrey Pettis and Mallory Kowatch; siblings, Wanita (Rich) Johnson of Kalamazoo, Alvin Sweet and Norman Sweet both of Otsego and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Jeanette Russell who he was married to for 37 years and divorced in 2005; his brother Edwin Sweet and his sister-in-law Nada Sweet.

Friends may visit with Chuck’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Celebrant, Bill Rose officiating.

Cremation will follow.

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Genni & Tom Plyley

November 21, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Hugs and Prayers to Kristy, Charlie and family.

All our love, Genni & Tom Plyley


LaRayne Sweet

November 21, 2019 at 12:42 pm

Uncle Chuck I have no words, I have loved you for as long as I’ve ever developed a memory, you were such a wonderful part of my childhood memories, I always knew you loved me and I know you always knew I loved you. You were such a great Uncle to me, Thank you, until We see each other again. Rest in Peace


Lou Gilbert

November 21, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Love and prayers to the family.

Chuck and Lou Gilbert


David Smith

November 21, 2019 at 1:38 pm

Our condolences and prayers to Kristy, Charlie, and the rest of family. We will miss you Chuck. Rest in peace.

Dave , Heidi, & Tanner Smith


Dave Smith

November 21, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Our condolences and prayers to Kristy, Charlie, and the rest of family. We will miss you Chuck. Rest in peace.

Dave , Heidi, & Tanner Smith


Michelle Sweet

November 21, 2019 at 1:48 pm

Uncle Chuck I have loved you forever you loved us for who we were no matter the things we did you always let us know you were there if we need you. We will miss you and your Love for your family and friends will live in your memories Prayers and love to the family.


The Brady Family

November 21, 2019 at 2:28 pm

Thinking of you all during this very difficult time. We want to be there Saturday for you but will be out of town. I am so sorry. Prayers & love to you all.


Don & Jeannie Hayes

November 21, 2019 at 3:03 pm

Rest in peace my good friend


Pat Scheid

November 21, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Kristy, I haven’t known you for many years, and haven’t seen you in a while, but I am feeling deep pain for your loss! I am right here, if there is anything that I can do!


Russ and Becky Deaton

November 21, 2019 at 6:57 pm

Russ enjoyed the friends ship he shared with Charlie for many years at Checker. God Bless his family.


Dan. Simpson

November 21, 2019 at 7:35 pm

Rest In Peace my Friend


Linda and Tim Gladysz

November 21, 2019 at 10:02 pm

Although I haven’t seen Chuck and Kristy in quite awhile, they were always one of my favorite couples. Kristy I’m so sorry for your loss. RIP Chuckie…


Joanne Krcatovich

November 22, 2019 at 4:41 pm

So sorry for your loss , praying for healing hearts. Chuck was a good guy.


Fred & Kim Gray

November 22, 2019 at 7:07 pm

You’ll be missed Chuck. Thoughts and prayers to the Sweet family…


Rod and Diane Evink

November 23, 2019 at 6:57 am

So sorry for your loss.


Dave Bradley

November 23, 2019 at 11:08 am

Sorry to hear of Chalies passing, he was truly one of the good guys. He will be greatly missed.


Gail Johnson

November 23, 2019 at 6:10 pm

Charlie, So sorry for your loss. George and I would have come to visitation, but we just found tonight.

Bless you and your family.

Gail Johnson


Mitch Gauthier

November 24, 2019 at 12:54 am

RIP Chuckie!! I’ll always remember pool league and laughing at your stories! You are the best!!


Sue Lindsey

November 24, 2019 at 2:26 pm

Love and prayers to the family…


Leonard Parcher

November 24, 2019 at 8:28 pm

I knew Chuck through my brother in law Ed Sweet he was my sister Lucy’s husband guess I’ve known most of the Sweet family since I was. My prayers are with the he’ll surely be missed by all RIP Chuck.

Leonard Parcher


Lorrie wilson

November 25, 2019 at 7:58 am


Jeremy and I just herd of your loss. We were so sadden by this, we hope all is well and we send are love! Friend are forever and you will always be family!


Jeremy Wilson

Lorrie Wilson-Bush


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