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10/10/2013 8:00:00 AM
Charles R. Fear Jr
June 18, 1926 - Oct. 8, 2013
Charles Fear Jr
Charles Fear Jr

Charles R. Fear Jr., 87, Kewanna, passed away on Tuesday Oct. 8, 2013, at 10:15 p.m. at the Chase Center, Logansport.

He was born on June 18, 1926, in Starke County, the son of Charles F. and Minnie (Martin) Fear Sr.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II. On Oct. 26, 1946, in Fort Wayne, he married Shirley L. Christoph. She preceded him in death on Feb. 17, 2012.

Mr. Fear had been a farmer, school bus driver and had been owner of Charles Fear & Sons Implement. He was a member of the Rochester Masonic Lodge F & A.M. No. 79, Shriner's, Rochester Township Advisory Board, American Legion, Farmer's Union and had attended Trinity United Methodist Church and Fletcher's Lake United Methodist Church. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, attending Notre Dame women's basketball games and was active with the Democratic Party, where he was recipient of the Fulton County Democrat Man of the Year in August of 2013.

Survivors include his children, Ross and wife Bonnie Fear, Akron, Lynn Woosley, Surprise, Ariz., Stephen Fear, Kewanna, and Larry J. Fear, Flora; grandchildren, Kris and wife Lisa Fear, Akron, Kerry Fear, Akron, Brenda and husband Tom Ras, St. Louis, Mo., Beth Good, Warsaw, Nesha and husband Tracy Skarbek, Rochester, Rena and husband Cory Markstahler, North Manchester, Barak and wife Jenifer Chandler, Macy, and Lyn and husband Nick Shoemaker, Fort Wayne; and several great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Delbert Fear; sisters, Marjorie Hazen and Mildred Green; and granddaughter, Tamara Lynn Hartle.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday Oct. 12, 2013, at Zimmerman Bros. Funeral Home, Rochester, with the Rev. Dave Sommers officiating.

Friends may call from 3-8 P.M. Friday and one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

Masonic services will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery, Rochester, where military graveside services will be conducted by the Fulton County Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the R & B Fear Scholarship Fund, through the Northern Indiana Community Foundation.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Article comment by: Judy Evans

I am so sorry for your loss and a loss to the community. I so enjoyed his laugh and good humor. I alway enjoyed talking to both Charlie and Shirley, even way back when we were in 4-H.

Judy Evans

Posted: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Article comment by: Connie Sutton

So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing...may God be with you all in your time of grief.

Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013
Article comment by: Loretta Eber Hayden

Sending my heartfelt sympathy to your family. Your mother and father were very special people in my life when I was a young girl. Then I returned to Rochester, and again their warm smiles always greeted me.
Loretta Eber Hayden

Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Article comment by: Jan Dittman

Sorry to hear, so many good memories. Loved his laugh!

Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013
Article comment by: Mike Hornstein

So sorry for your loss of Charlie. Your parents,(grandparents) were a couple of great folks!! We rented from them when we first moved to Rochester in 1983 and then bought a pontoon from them the next year. This started a friendship that I will always treasure. They both had a warm smile and kindness that gave me inspiration whenever our paths crossed. Prayers for peace in your tough times! In Christ's Love, Mike Hornstein

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