Charles Alan "Chuck" Wittenberg, age 81, of Owosso, MI, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021, at The Meadows Assisted Living, Owosso, MI.
A Memorial Service will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI, on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Kathy Leydorf-Keck officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at the funeral home.
Charles was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 2, 1940, the son of Willard and Adra (Kosht) Wittenberg. He graduated from Ovid High School with the class of 1958. Charles married Maryann Hildebrant on May 22, 1965 at the United Church of Ovid, MI. Maryann passed away on September 27, 2011.
After retirement Chuck and Maryann moved to Grand Marais, MI. He continued staying busy and became the harbor master and helped with snowmobile trail grooming.
He enjoyed attending car shows, camping, and photography. Chuck had a love for Fords and that was the only vehicle he would drive. He liked following Ovid-Elsie Sports, especially watching and supporting his children and grandchildren. Chuck volunteered at Ovid-Elsie sporting events from parking cars to announcing volleyball tournaments. Chuck helped his wife Maryann with crafts and craft shows throughout Michigan. They loved rock hunting on Lake Superior together. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.
He is survived by his children: Curtis and Kelly Wittenberg of Lake Linden, MI, Christine and Bill Helms of Ovid, MI, and Craig and Annie Wittenberg of Ovid, MI; 4 grandchildren: Jake and Beth Helms, Kylie and Aaron Hatter, Cole and Clay Wittenberg, and 2 great grandchildren: Hudson and Oakley; and brother Sidney and Angie Wittenberg of Ovid, MI. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Willard and Adra Wittenberg, wife Maryann, father and mother-in-law Clifford and Irene Hildebrant, and hissister Sharon Kurka.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ovid-Elsie Sports Boosters or Crisp Point Light Historical Society, PO Box 229, Paradise, MI 49768. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie, Michigan.