Charles W. Betten, 88, North Manchester, died at 12:25 a.m. Friday, July 15, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
He was born March 24, 1928, in Gridley, Ill., to Charlie and Nora (Finck) Betten. He graduated from Washington Center High School, Whitley County. He served in the U. S. Army in WWII.
On Aug. 27, 1950, he married Janice Shaffer. She died Aug. 1, 2006.
Charles was a retired farmer and a life member of the American Legion 286, North Manchester, a member of the Eel River Masonic Lodge 510, a member of Knights Templar, Huntington, life member of the Knights of the York Cross of Honor and a life member of the WWII Memorial Society. He loved singing and playing the piano.
He is survived by his companion, Norma Weeda, Fort Wayne; daughters: Becky (Jason) Krampton, Valparaiso, and Kathy (Jeffrey) Smith, North Manchester; grandchildren: Angela Fellars, Melissa McKillip and Michael Rodriguez; five great-grandchildren.
One son, Jeffrey L. Betten, died March 19, 1977.
Family and friends may call Monday, July 18, from noon to 2 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Graveside services are at 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Fairview Cemetery, Servia. Pastor J. P. Freeman will officiate.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Charles W. Betten, memorial contributions may be made to DAV Wabash County, 1 West Hill St., Wabash, IN 46992.