Charles J. 'Charlie' Close

Charles J. "Charlie" Close, 81, of Andrews, IN, died Friday, April 26, 2013, at 7:40 a.m. at Norwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, Huntington.

Mr. Close served in the United States Army. He was a member of the Episcopal Church.

He was born April 26, 1932, in Bippus to Doyle and Evelyn Brandenburg Close.

Survivors include two sons, Charles J. Close II, of Fort Wayne, and Christopher Close, of Lebanon, OH; a daughter, Cathleen Wheeler, of Fort Wayne; a brother, Max Close, of Andrews; a sister, Linda (Gary) Brinneman; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Calling is Friday, May 3, 2013, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., with a memorial service following at 3 p.m., at McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington. Rev. Ron Rieder will officiate. Inurnment will be private.

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