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Charles G. Phenix, age 93, of Lake Stanton, passed away Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at his home under the loving care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice.  The son of James A. & Bertha E. (Harper) Phenix, he was born on August 14, 1928 in Belding.

A veteran of the Korean War, Charles proudly served with the United States Army and was awarded the Korean Service Medal and the United Nations Service Medal.

Following his honorable discharge, he married Evelyn Mildred Guldner on July 16, 1955 in Greenville and together they raised three children and enjoyed over 52 years of marriage until Evelyn passed away on December 14, 2007.

Charles retired from Reynolds Metal and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially camping trips together, and he loved fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  his wife, Evelyn;  a son, Robert Hodge on December 10, 2005;  a grandson, Andrew James Tice on February 14, 2006;  his wife, Evelyn;  and five brothers, Bruce D. Phenix, Edward L. Phenix, Leo J. Phenix, John Phenix, and Wayne Phenix.

Surviving are his daughters, Denise & James Rowland of Greenville, and Michelle & Jason Dick of Trenton, North Carolina;  a daughter-in-law, Janette Hodge of Stanton; six grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren;  two sisters-in-law, Wilma Guldner of Greenville, and Leona Evans of Stanton;  and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family is from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville.  Military honors, rendered jointly by the U.S. Army and the Ray I. Booth American Legion Post 101, will conclude the visitation at 12:00 Noon and a time of food and fellowship will follow at the Greenville American Legion.  Burial will take place privately at River Ridge Cemetery in Belding at a later date.

Instead of flowers, contributions in memory of Charles to Spectrum Health Hospice would be appreciated.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Charles’ online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638, exclusive providers of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Bill Koop on March 11, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    Denise and Michelle I’m so sorry to hear about Chuck passing. Pat and I enjoyed staying with chuck when we went to Michigan and we had a great time. Also enjoyed having chuck and Evelyn coming down to Louisiana to visit mom and dad. I know Chuck and Evelyn are together again. Love y’all Bill and Pat Koop.

  2. Russell Phenix on March 11, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Denise, Shelly, sorry to her about your Dad

  3. Larry and Susan Anstett on March 12, 2022 at 3:56 pm

    So sorry to hear of Charles’ passing. He was such a gentleman and we always enjoyed seeing him. Charles had nice vehicles and always took very good care of them. Our condolences to his family. We will truly miss him.

  4. Terry Koop Kilgore on March 15, 2022 at 9:13 am

    I have a lot of wonderful memories with Chuck and all of your family from my childhood. He Loved to make others smile and laugh. He was one of the Best men I have ever known and was always the first to offer help in any way he could. My life was better just by knowing him. I hope your millions of memories with him help fill your broken hearts. Love Terry & Kris Kilgore

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