Charles Kenneth Bartholomew, age 84, of Lake City passed away June 24, 2019
surrounded by his family.
Charlie was born December 29, 1934 in Norwich Township of Missaukee County to William Max and Juna (Gonyer) Bartholomew.
He married the former Dorothy E. Dickerson in Lake City on May 30, 1953.
Charlie was a heavy equipment operator for many years before becoming labor
representative for IUOE and retired in June of 1991.
Charlie, along with friend Sam Hart helped organize a Retirees Club for the #324
Union, of which he was a member.
He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge 408 of Lake City and the Paul Bunyan Shriners.
In 2001, Charlie and fellow Mason, Jim Schad, created the Beacon Project at the
Lake City Elementary School and he was named the Lake City Chamber of Commerce
2001 Citizen of the Year.
Charlie was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church. He enjoyed hunting, playing golf,
when he could and loved to go fishing in Canada.
Charles is survived by his wife Dorothy and sons Michael (Hillary) and
Craig Bartholomew and eleven grandchildren: Nick, Erin, Abby, Emma, Josh, Kerri, Damon,
Sherry, Jay, Chris and Becky and two great grandchildren.
He is also survived by four sisters: Clara Jean Martin of Cadillac, Evelyn (Ron) Hill and Ellen (Frank)
Becker of Lake City and Louise (Alan) Perrin of Fife Lake and four brothers: Sam (Edie)
of Lake City, Louis (Peggy) of Indiana, Jim of Lake City and Roger, and sister in laws: Arlo Bartholomew, Helen Dickerson and Eleanor Bartholomew and many nieces and nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, and father and mother in law Percy and Alice
Dickerson, brother, Bill Bartholomew and brother in laws, Bill and Delmer Dickerson and John
Martin and sister in law Lurlie Dickerson and two sons: Charles Jr and Steven Bartholomew.
A Celebration of Life service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the St. John Lutheran Church in Lake City with Pastor Steve Boven and Pastor Roseann Anderson officiating.
Visitation will begin at 10:00 am at the church until the time of services.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Shriners Hospital or St. John Lutheran Church or a Charity of Choice.
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