OBITUARY

Charles Alton Mervau

October 14, 1925January 27, 2013
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Charles Alton Mervau, age 87, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Sunday, January 27, 2013. Charles was born in Northport, MI on October 14, 1925 to Robert E. and Margaret (Hunter) Mervau. Charles was a decorated veteran of the U.S. Army having served during WWII, surviving the Battle of the Bulge and Huertgen Forest. Through his dedicated service he received a Purple Heart and The Bronze Star. Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Maria in 2012; his infant brother, Arnold Robert; 2 sisters, Jeanne (Orin) Fredrickson and Dorothy (Harry, Jr.) Smith; brother, Wayne (Alice) Mervau and sister-in-law, Maxine Mervau. Surviving are 3 sons, John (Cheryl) VanRosmalen, Michael VanRosmalen, and Joseph (Rennie) VanRosmalen; special friend, Debbie Falicki and 2 brothers, Robert E. Mervau, Jr. and Richard C. (Barbara) Mervau. Also surviving are grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at Reyers North Valley Chapel, 2815 Fuller Ave. N.E. on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The rosary will be recited on Thursday at the funeral home at 3:00 p.m. The family will also receive friends at the church on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at 11:00. Those desiring are asked to consider a contribution to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 1200 Alpine Church Road, N.W., Comstock Park, MI, 49321 in memory of Mr. Mervau.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • Rosary Thursday, January 31, 2013
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 1, 2013
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Charles Alton Mervau

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Toon en Thea Ruijs

January 31, 2013

A lot of strenght to the family from us. We think of you here in Holland.

Marilyn & Gary Jones

January 31, 2013

I'm so glad I was able to visit with Uncle Chuck the last couple times I was in Michigan. He always had the greatest stories about the family. I will truly miss him.

January 31, 2013

John and Cher, We are sorry to hear about the loss of Charles. Our prayers are with you guys at this time. Love Joe and Sharon

Denise Lane

January 30, 2013

Mike and family,
We are very saddened to hear of your loss and send prayers and thoughts your way.
The Lane, Davidson, DeBok and Taylor families

Charles Fredrickson

January 30, 2013

I was named after my Uncle Chuck and that has always meant so much to me. Karen and I are deeply saddened by his passing. We wish we had been able to spend time with him this past year but that was not to be. We regret that we are unable to attend his funeral service. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Marty & Rhonda

January 30, 2013

Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

Gerry & Jill Rice

January 30, 2013

The nicest guy in the world. We are all blessed to have known him

Paula Voss

January 29, 2013

Mike and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY