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Charles Dean Sutton

July 20, 1934September 24, 2020
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Charles Dean Sutton, age 86, of Orland, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at his home.

He was born on July 20, 1934 in Angola, Indiana to Homer and Nellie (Lahrman) Sutton.

Charles graduated from Orland High School in 1952. He served our Country in the US Army from 1957 until 1959.

He was a member of the Orland United Methodist Church. His hobbies included bowling and gardening.

Charles was a farmer and worked for Metal Spinners, Angola, Indiana, for many years.

Survivors include his daughters, Peggy Sutton of Auburn, Indiana, and Kathy (Ronald) Handley of Garrett, Indiana, four grandchildren, Crystal (Dan) Lichtsinn, Shenna (Jeremy) Deardorf, Cory (Brandy) Handley, and Doug Obendorf, eight great grandchildren, Kaleb Handley, Ayden Handley, Amber Lichtsinn, Madison Lichtsinn, Benji Hall, Hannah Hall, Derrick Evans, and Eli Bainbridge, sisters, Mary Schafer of Orland, Indiana, and Susie Callaway of Elkhart, Indiana, and longtime companion, Nina Fast of Pleasant Lake, Indiana.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Homer, Jr., Richard and David, and three sisters, Ruth, Norma, and Karen.

Memorial Services will be held at 1 pm Friday, October 2, 2020 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Indiana. Rev. Donna Holcomb will officiate the service.

Calling hours will be held prior to the services from 11 am until 1 pm Friday at Beams Funeral Home.

Burial will follow the services at Greenlawn Cemetery, Orland, Indiana. Military honors will be performed by members of the Orland American Legion Color Guard and the US Army Honors Team.

We will be following the facial covering and social distancing guideline requirements for the services and visitation for Mr. Sutton.

Memorial donations in his memory are to the family in care of Kathy Handley.

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    Friday, October 2, 2020

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    Friday, October 2, 2020

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Ayden Handley

October 2, 2020

I remember ever time I would come to see him no matter what the weather was like he would always have the biggest smile on his face first thing he would always say “hey Mc Donald boy wanna go and get you a cheeseburger” but he would always called it horse meat. Great grandpa has always been a very important person to me and it’s hard for me even though I miss him he’s in a better place probably making new friends and seeing old ones from his younger years.

Cory Handley

October 1, 2020

Hard to pick just one . I have so many memories with grandpa from working on the farm and learning to feed the calfs or fishing in the cow pasture. Grandpa was alway try to do something with us grandkids . Grandpa was a one of a kind man he never let anyone go without . I know he's in a better place and I need to keep that in mind when I start to miss him.

Benjamin Hall

September 28, 2020

From the time that I got to know you I can always tell but you were the concrete of the family! There's so many people in your family that have always looked forward to seeing you and could always count on you to be there when they truly need to do. I know you will be missed greatly but so many others other than just family members from just the experiences that I've got to experience of Who You Are. Sad to see you go but you definitely have earned your resting spot with the Lord! Amen

Crystal Lichtsinn

September 26, 2020

My grandpa ugh! I have so many memories granny Mae picking me up on fridays after school and spending the weekend with you guys every weekend it was the one secure thing I had in my life you was always my stability and my rock you never let me fall or anyone else for that matter and loved me regardless of how hateful I’d be you understood I was a troubled child and loved me anyway and kept me safe and fed with a roof over my head my entire life until I was able to it for my self I’m so grateful to have had you in my life guiding me and teaching that you have to work for what you want and finish all you food their are lots of starving kids in this world I’d say let’s box it up and send it to them then you made me eat it anyway and my many moped wrecks and bailing hay with you and falling threw to the bullpen face first in to cow poop. You was so mad but couldn’t stop laughing I was covered in cow poop I could go on all day with this my most special and favorite memories are with you and granny Mae I’m happy you don’t have to suffer any more but I’m devastated I will not be able to make more memories with you love you grandpa so much

Shenna Deardorf

September 26, 2020

Oh my where to start. Every weekend at papas as a child and then my children always wanted to do the same thing. My son Benji was the one who started calling him papa chicky because he always had chickens. He was so proud of his family and such a helpful man. Took us kids for rides on the lawn mower and even let us drive through the yard and around the block(even after we went through the fence) then we loved taking the moped out and around the fish hatchery. Vermont settlement days, Christmas, camp ground, kangaroo meat, hanzel and gretel, the 3 little pigs, going to see the calves, chocolate malts, frozen pizza doctored up on a Friday night and then over to great grandma nellie's in the morning until he got done at the farm. The list goes on forever and so do the smiles my grandpa has given us. Always clean your plate because there's starving children in africa.

Amber Lichtsinn

September 26, 2020

I remember going out to feed the chickens every single time we came to visit as kids. I remember Christmas’s eating all the food granny Mae slaved over all day, just to make sure it was perfect. I remember staying the night and having nightmares because of the crazy shows you always watched. I remember always giving you a hard time when you called me punky and you knowing as well as I did I loved that nickname and the fact that you were the only one that called me it. There are so many things I’m going to carry with me for the rest of my life. So many lives were made better just because they knew you. The world is a darker place without you.

Brandy Handley

September 26, 2020

My kids would call him papa chicken because of the chickens he had! He will be missed!

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