Charles Fred Hughes
August 25, 1935-April 1, 2021
Charles F. Hughes, 85, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Thursday April 1, 2021 at his home.
He was born August 25, 1935 in Cleveland, Tennessee, the son of Joseph Hughes and Florence (Whitner) Hughes.
On June 22, 1957 he married his beloved Margaret A Hughes in La Porte.
Charles moved to the La Porte area when he was 2 years old from Tennessee. He served in the United States Army and worked for Berkel Corp. as a maintenance engineer until retirement. Charles was a member of the VFW Post 1130, La Porte, IN. He loved working in his yard and following his grandson's baseball, particularly enjoying high school baseball. When the kids were younger, Charles loved to take them camping in his RV. After retirement he and Margaret enjoyed taking cruises and traveling around visiting casinos.
In addition to his wife of 63 years, Charles is survived by his daughter, Sue A. (Kurt) Brown of La Porte, IN; brother, Herman (Lila) Hughes of FL; sister, Juanita (Bill) Glenn of Kingsford Heights, IN; Sister-in-law, Clara Hughes of Union Mills, IN; grandchild, Garrett (Jodi) Uhlemann; great-grandchild, Austin Uhlemann;
Charles was preceded in death by his son, Charles Michael Hughes; brothers, J.C. and Frankie Hughes; sisters, Louise Wheaton, Mary Sue Chapman and Virginia Lane.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will receive friends on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Charles' life will be held at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m., with Pastor Jim Mandeville, officiating. The family has selected cremation. Anyone attending these events will be required to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Dr., Indianapolis, IN 46202.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.
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