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Charles L. Hastings
Charles L. HastingsArmyCharles L. Hastings, age 92, of LaRue died Thursday November 1, 2012 at 4:01 PM at Riverside Hospital in Columbus. He was born June 28, 1920 in LaRue, Ohio to the late Spear Samuel and Sarah (Bower) Hastings. On September 26, 1945 he married Marguerite A. Marcelin and she died September 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 and eleven Great Grandchildren. Sister Mary Burkey of Boardman, Ohio. Sisters-in-law Colette Fishman of New Jersey and Rene Vautrin of Seichamps, France.

Charles graduated from Marseilles High School 1939.  Prior to enlisting he attended Ohio Weslyn University. Military service: United States Army WWII 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 November 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM 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 PM on Tuesday. Graveside Military Rites will be conducted by the Marion Area United Veterans Council.

Those who wish may make contributions to the Marion County Republican Party.

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#1 from: Mary Tripp
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Dave, you and your family are in my prayers.

#2 from: Tanyce Addison
LaRue, Ohio
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 8:19 AM

We are so sorry to hear about your loss.  Life blessed us to be good neighbors.  Mom loved the time she spent with your mom in Mother's Clubs and on husband's night they always would have a great time. Our prayers and love we send your way.

#3 from: Dixie (Dietrich) Ross
Fremont, Ohio
Sat, Nov 3, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Hi Anne - I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father!  My parents both passed away years ago and I know how hard that is.  Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this most difficult time.  I do hope that he didn't suffer.  God bless you all!     Dixie Ross

#4 from: Bob Nichols
Fredericktown, Ohio
Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Dave and family,  Just wanted to let you know how sorry I am for this great loss in your lives.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

#5 from: Barbara J. Smigelski
Howard, OH
Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Peace be with the whole family. Losing a father/grandfather is very hard.  You will have a lot of loving memories of Charles to keep in your heart.

#6 from: Brenda Young
Crawford County
Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 11:12 AM

Just wanted you to know that I knew Charlie as a supervisor in my early years of Extension. He was vary supportive and I appreciated the sense of family and caring that he always conveyed.

#7 from: Bill Strong
Norwalk, Ohio
Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:49 PM

So sorry to hear about Charlies passing I graduated from Clyde in 1959 and he was my favorite teacher. Was so glad he was able to come to our 50th reununion he will be sorely missed

#8 from: Daniel et Micheline ABOLNIK
Sèvres (France)
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 5:37 AM

Par le coeur et la pensée, nous sommes avec vous dans cette douloureuse épreuve.

#9 from: Alain, Brigitte, Ingrid et Anouk ABOLNIK
St Rémy lès Chevreuse (France)
Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 6:09 AM

Nous avons eu le plaisir de rencontrer Charles lors de son dernier voyage en France.
Nous gardons le souvenir d'un homme d'une profonde humanité avec un sens de l'humour et une vraie joie de vivre.
Nous prenons part à votre douleur et pensons à vous.

#10 from: susan ritter leber
Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Just wanted to tell you how sorry I am about the passing of your dad.  He taught us a lot when you lived on South Main Street.  He is in my prayers as are you and your family.r

#11 from: Ray Schindler
9727 Dick Rd, Harrison, OH 45030
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Charlie and I were not only colleagues but also great friends.  We were fellow community development specialists, and later he became my supervisor.  Throughout our relationships we shared many experiences about our projects and programs as well as our personal lives before Extension.  I recall many great get-togethers with other CD specialists sharing our many experiences including Charlie's dedicated and dangerous assignments in WW II and his exploits assisting displaced persons following the war.  s
Charlie was dedicated to unselfishly serving others then and later with Extension.  He was greatly admired by all of us in the CD field.  

Charlie and I met together probably a year ago for the last time.  I said I  was concerned about his being much thinner, and that he didn't look well.  He replied "Ray, I am grieving."  I replied "Charlie I am so sorry.  I should have known.  Marguerite was was so gracious and personable.  I realize you suffered a tremendous loss."

I regret I did not attend Charlie's memorial service.  I would have been there had I known.  But my computer was being reconditioned, and I got it home on November 8th.  I couldn't believe how ironic.  I just feel so bad that I wasn't there.  

I hope the best for all of you.  You can be proud to have been a part of his life.  I am.


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