Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
November 5, 2012 12:14 pm EST


LaRUE — Charles L. Hastings, 92, of LaRue died Thursday Nov.1, 2012, at 4:01 p.m. at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. He was born June 28, 1920, in LaRue, to the late Spear Samuel and Sarah (Bower) Hastings.

On Sept. 26, 1945, he married Marguerite A. Marcelin and she died Sept. 19, 2007.

Surviving are daughters, Anne (John) Lieb of Medina and Nancy (Andy) Spencer of LaRue; sons, Richard (Jackie) Hastings of Dublin and David Hastings of LaRue; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Burkey of Boardman; sisters-in-law, Colette Fishman of New Jersey; Rene Vautrin of Seichamps, France.

Charles graduated from Marseilles High School in 1939. Prior to enlisting he attended Ohio Weslyn University. Military service: U.S. Army World War II veteran; duty in North Africa, Italy and France. 1943-1945. Mark Clark’s 5th Army 34th Red Bull Division, 2nd Battalion 135 Infantry. Post War Europe: UNRA-1945-1947-United Nations Relief Agency-Handling logistics for repatriation of displaced persons ie concentration camp survivors.

Post War State Side: OSU graduate College of Agriculture. Vocational Agriculture Teacher Clyde High School 1953-1966. Ohio State University Cooperative Extension Service Knox County Agricultural Agent 1966-1970. OSU Extension Community Resource Development Agent in Mt. Gilead 1971-1978. OSU Extension Area Supervisor in the Fremont Office until retirement in 1985.

Post retirement: Past commander of Phillippi-Clement Post 101 American Legion of LaRue. Marion County Republican Club. Past member and chairman of the Marion County Republican Executive Committee. Presidential Elector in 1988. Traveled to France and around the states with his wife of 60 plus years.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday Nov. 7, 2012, 11a.m. at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home in LaRue. Minister will be the Rev Edward W. Fugate. Burial in the LaRue Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home in LaRue from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Graveside Military Rites will be conducted by the Marion Area United Veterans Council.

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