2012-11-29 / Obituaries

Lewellyn G. Chartier

Lewellyn G. Chartier, 81, of 6390W Hillcrest Dr., Manistique, Mich., died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital in Manistique.

He was born March 5, 1931, in Manistique, the son of Joseph and Eva (Mero) Chartier. He was a graduate of St. Francis School and Manistique High School with the Class of 1951.

From 1951–1955 he served in the U.S. Navy on a destroyer, seeing duty throughout the world.

On Jan. 10, 1958, he married the former Shirley A. Liberty in Menominee, Mich. They made their home in Wisconsin for several years and moved to Manistique in the early 1990s following their retirements.

After becoming a baker in the Navy, and working at a few bakeries, in 1961, Lew accepted a position with the food service department in the student union at the University of Wisconsin -Madison. He retired from the university as a food production manager.

He was a member of the Manistique Elks Club, Schoolcraft County V.F.W. Post No. 4420 of Manistique, and American Legion in Sauk City, Wis. Upon returning to Manistique, he enjoyed playing golf with the men at Indian Lake Golf and Country


Lew is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Chartier of Manistique; brothers, Clyde (Barbara) Chartier and Cletus Chartier both of Manistique; sisters, Eloise Poupore of Cooks, ich., and Charlene Husar of White Pine, Mich.; along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, James P. Chartier; and his brothers, Kenneth, William, Patrick, Francis “Fred” and Joseph “George” Chartier.

Visitation was held from 4-5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Messier-Broullire Funeral Home in Manistique. A veteran’s memorial service followed at 5 p.m. at the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 29, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Manistique with Father Glenn Theoret officiating.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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