Obituary: Charles Randall Hart
In loving memory of Charles Randall Hart, husband, father, son, brother, uncle and grandfather. Chuck was in failing health for some time and is now with our Heavenly Father. On Dec. 13, 2014, he succumbed to acute myeloid leukemia.
Chuck was the oldest of five boys born to Verlin and Marie Hart, Aug. 17, 1924, in Wabash, Ind. Chuck is survived by his loving wife Dorothy, married for 68 years; his two children, Charles in Edwardsburg, Mich., and Sandra in Ogden, Iowa; his two youngest brothers, Fred in Michigan City, Ind., and Jim in El Paso, Texas; five grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and two brothers, Don and Neil.
Chuck's parents saw all five of their boys go off to war. Chuck enlisted in the Army as soon as he graduated from Elston High School in Michigan City, Ind., and honorably served in the Army Air Force during WWII in Africa, Sicily and Italy. His brothers served in Germany, Japan, Korea and Turkey - and thankfully they all returned home safely.
Chuck was extremely proud of his service to his country, as evidenced by his usually showing friends some of his things he brought from overseas.
Chuck enjoyed fishing, especially fishing for perch off the pier at Michigan City, Ind., gardening, family get-togethers and pitching in with work at Dorothy's brother's farm in Mich.
Chuck decided he was tired of shoveling snow in Indiana, and left his position as an expediter for Sullivan Machinery (later changed to Joy Manufacturing), to relocate to Orange County, Calif., where he worked in manufacturing in Los Angeles until he retired. Always looking ahead, he had Arizona in mind for retirement, and eventually moved to Lake Havasu City in 1984. In Havasu, he went back to work at the Croft Manufacturing Company, acquired an RV, traveled, visited the folks in the Midwest and enjoyed the warm weather in Arizona.
A few years ago, thinking to live in a bit cooler area, Chuck and Dorothy moved to Kingman where, again, they have made many new friends.
The family thanks very much all the people at the Kingman Regional Medical Center, hospice, all their many friends, St. John's Methodist Church, their neighbors, anyone who has had a part in helping and loving them during Chuck's illness and is now asking for God's blessings on you.
According to Chuck's wishes, no formal services were held, and memorials will be later during the coming summer in Wabash, Ind.