Beams Funeral Home


Charles Calvin Stempien

April 16, 1944May 4, 2021

Charles C. “Charlie” Stempien, age 77, of Algansee Township, Coldwater, Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Ascension Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

He was born on April 16, 1944 in Coldwater, Michigan to Joseph and Helen (Koper) Stempien.

Charlie attended St. Charles Catholic School and Quincy High School.

He married Sherie Everline on June 21, 1985. She preceded him in death on June 11, 2004.

Charlie worked in manufacturing supervision until his retirement in 1985.

His main enjoyment was spending time with family, hunting, fishing, golf, working in his garden, gold panning, and metal detecting.

He served our Country in the United States Navy. Charlie and his brother Robert founded and ran the annual Branch County Veterans golf outing from 2010 until 2019. All proceeds were to benefit the Branch County Veterans.

Survivors include his children, Kathleen Stempien, Cheryl McCarty, Tammie (Todd) Devlin, Richard (Tracie) Stempien, and William Stempien, 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, a sister, Patricia Crow, brothers, Robert (Carol) Stempien, and David (Paulette) Stempien, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cherie Stempien, parents, Joseph and Helen Stempien, brothers, Richard (Veronica), Leonard (Bumper), Ronnie (Eva), Joseph (Mary), William, and Anthony Stempien, a sister, Delores (Robert) Linton, and great-granddaughters, Anika Arabelo, and Annabelle Santi.

A graveside service will be held at a later date at Lester Cemetery, Coldwater, Michigan.


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Charles Calvin Stempien

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Don and Laura Allen

May 6, 2021

I was sorry to hear of "Grandpa" Charlie's passing. Don & I only met him a couple times but Tyler loved his Grandfather unconditionally and spoke of him frequently and fondly. We feel that we know him some through all Tyler's wonderful interactions with him throughout his life. I also have heard Oliver talk a lot about going to Grandpa Charlie's farm. He obviously also loved him. Marley was very emotional about his passing so that also tells us what a great man he was to Tyler and family. We know his tired body is at rest now but he live on through the wonderful memories he has left on the hearts and in the minds of his family and friends. Our thought are with you all.