Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home

186 Park Ave, Coshocton, OH


Charles Lindbergh VanDusen

June 14, 1927July 12, 2020

Charles Lindbergh “Lindy” VanDusen, 93, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at his home.

Having been widowed in March 2015, Lindy can now rest in peace with his beloved wife and son.

He was born in West Lafayette, Ohio on June 14, 1927, the son of the late Benjamin and Leona (Olivetta) VanDusen. He graduated from West Lafayette High School in 1945 and entered the Army in September 1945. He also entered active duty with the Air Force in February 1951, honorably serving his country in both WWII and Korea. For most of his adult life, he worked around vehicles of some sort. He worked for Glockner Chevrolet, Olinger Oldsmobile, PeteLewis Garage and Clow Corporation; first as a truck driver and retiring as their transportation dispatcher. He then stayed busy for many years as a courier for Jim Jouard Ford. He was a member of the former St. John’s Church and the present Central Christian Church in Coshocton.

On Spetember 21, 1951, he married the late JoAnn (Rager) VanDusen. He is survived by his two sons, Michael (Misty) VanDusen and Mark (Jana) VanDusen both of Coshocton, Ohio; four grandsons, three great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Delores VanDusen and Leona Hicks, his son, Mitchell and his beloved wife of 64 years, JoAnn.

A graveside service will be held at a later date. For those who wish, a memorial contribution may be made the Central Christian Church of Coshocton.


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Tina Albert

July 18, 2020

Mark, My sympathy to you and your family! Your dad was always smiling and seemed ornery! His passing made me think of your mom too! I’m glad to have known them. Tina Albert

Angela Moses

July 16, 2020

Lindy always sat behind me in church and I always said good morning as I walked by. I always asked how he was and he would share some things he had done the past week. When he missed I would ask him where he had been as I missed seeing him. He smiled and said he was busy. He always talked about going out to eat and going to Red Lobster. Tom Rager always sat beside him in church and we always had to talk about what they were going to do after church on that Sunday. He sure will be missed. Sending prayers to the family. Missing you already Lindy!

Stephen Bentley

July 16, 2020

Charles will be greatly missed. He was an active member of our congregation and I always enjoyed seeing his smiling face. I enjoyed visiting with him as he shared experiences of the past.

You all are in my prayers.

Steve and Julie Bentley


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