Charles F. “Charlie” Andrews, Jr., 78, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Feb. 23, 2007, at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon where he was admitted Feb. 18.
He was born May 4, 1928, near Lyons, Ohio, the son of Charles and Inez (Layman) Andrew, Sr. He married Barbara Hartsel in 1952 and she preceded him in death in 1988. He married Patricia Chittenden (Link) Rupp on Feb. 14, 1990.
Charlie was life-long resident of the Lyons/Wauseon area. He farmed and retired from The Andersons at Maumee after 25 years. He was a member of the North Clinton Mennonite Church at Wauseon.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia; one son, Timothy (and Beth Ann) Andrews of Lyons; eight step-children, Ron (and Roberta) Rupp of Paris, Texas, A.J. (and Linda) Rupp of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Gary (and Lorene) Link of Morgantown, Ind.; Ed (and Linda) Rupp of Lyons, Joyce Nofziger of Wauseon, Nancy (and Randy) Becker of Toledo, Dave (and Michelle) Link of Bellefontaine, Ohio, and Julie (and Dave) Gugel of Wauseon; 27 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Phyllis Zook of Wauseon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife; and one grandson, Shaun Gugel.
Services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the North Clinton Mennonite Church with pastors Brad Faler and Gary Blosser officiating.
Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the North Clinton Fellowship Hall.
The family suggests memorials to the North Clinton Mennonite Church. Arrangements were handled by Short Funeral Home in Archbold.