Charles A. Harrington, Kochville Township, Michigan

Passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at his home surrounded by his family. Age 60 years. Charles Allan Harrington was born on November 5, 1949 in West Branch, Michigan. He married Catherine Susan Collison on August 15, 1980 in Saginaw. She survives him. He had been employed by the U.S. Postal Service, as a letter carrier, retiring in 1987. Charles served in the United States Marine Corps. and bravely fought and was wounded while serving his country in Vietnam from 1968 -1969. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association and the Order of the Purple Heart. Charles loved his family and friends and had a wonderful sense of humor. He played darts, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved his horses.  Surviving along with his wife, Cathy, are his children: Charles A. (Alissa) Harrington, Jr., April (Scott) Keller, Jason (Kayla) Harrington and Amanda C. (Joshua Sr.) Smith; eight grandchildren: Jared and Erin Harrington, Carlee, Kaitlyn and Breanna Keller, Brenden Harrington, Charleigh and Joshua Jr. Smith; four sisters: Joyce Thompson, Rita (Dennis) Heikura, Maxine Klein, Dana (Tom) Albers; a brother, Hugh (Denise) Harrington. Also surviving are numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Charles was preceded in death by his father Allan G. Harrington, a brother-in-law, Harold Klein, and a niece, Leisa Klein.  Services will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, November 23, 2009 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Road (off State), Pastor Maxine Klein and Pastor David S. Van Brakle will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Andrew Cemetery. Military services will be conducted under the auspices of V.F.W. Post #1566.  Friends may call at the Deisler Funeral Home on Sunday, November 22, 2009 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. service.  Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Disabled American Veterans Association or the charity of your choice. Please feel free to share your thoughts and memories with Charles’ family at the funeral home, church or through www.deislerfuneralhome.com.