Charles S. Eisel (1932 – 2014)

InMemoryCharles Stephen “Chuck” Eisel, 82, of Fayette and formerly of Alvordton, OH, died early Friday morning, November 14, 2014, at the home of his daughter in Waterville, OH. He was born June 26, 1932, in Berkey, OH, to the late Leo and Rosella (Miller) Eisel. He married Nancy Ann Gelsleichter on February 4, 1956, in Toledo, OH, and she preceded him in death on February 22, 2006.

Chuck was a lifetime area farmer and a faithful member of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette. In addition to farming, he enjoyed playing cards and traveling. He especially enjoyed spending the past seventeen winters in Arizona.

Surviving Chuck are thirteen children, Pamela (Richard) Rosema of Augusta, GA, Stephen (Kit) Eisel of Kennett Square, PA, Cindi (Dennis) Siegel of Alvordton, OH, Vicki (Tom) Gray of Waterville, OH, Edward (Samantha) Eisel of Fayette, Douglas Eisel of Alvordton, Dianne (Jeffrey) Cole of Ottawa Lake, MI, Dale Eisel (and Katie Fagan) of Cincinnati, OH, Kristi (Alan) Krathwohl of Macomb, MI, Charles (Ester) Eisel of Brownstown, MI, Matthew (Tammy) Eisel of Swanton, OH, Patrick Eisel of Toledo, and Brian (Susan) Eisel of McKinney, TX; 34 grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, Orville “Butch” (Peggy) Eisel of Morenci, MI; four sisters, Marie (Richard) Gallup of Lyons, OH, Rose (Jason) Gleckler of Metamora, OH, Carol Gleckler of Gilbert, AZ, and Alice (Larry) Mack of Berkey, OH; two sisters-in-law, RoseMary Pontious of Alvordton, and Joyce Eisel of Milan, MI; and a brother-in-law, Jan Gelsleichter of Tucson, AZ.

In addition to his parents and wife of 50 years, Nancy, he was preceded in death by six siblings, Luella Eisel, Rita Lumbrezer, Helen Grime, Leon Eisel, Jim Eisel, and Donna Gallup.

A Mass of Christian Burial for the soul of Charles Eisel will be celebrated Tuesday, November 18, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Fayette with Father Stephen Stanbery as celebrant. Interment will take place at a later date at Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery near Lyons. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Monday, from 2-8 p.m., with a scripture service at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Ronald McDonald House (5444 S. Drexel Ave., Chicago, IL 60615), Hospice of NWO, CHP Hospice, or Our Lady of Mercy Church.

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