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Subject: [MIKALAMA kalamazoo] Charles Matrau
Date: 13 Jan 2003 18:21:30 -0700

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Surnames: Matrau, Rager, Snyder, Swindell, Myers, Fuller, Corey, Crawford, Sootsman
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MATRAU, Charles
Age 70
Of Newaygo

Passed away January 12, 2003 at Butterworth Hospital. He was born June 10, 1932 in Kalamazoo, the son of Samuel and Violet (Rager) Matrau. Charles worked as a window and door maker for most of his life. He enjoyed the out-of-doors, but he had a love for woodworking. In 1977, he married Sandra Snyder, who survives. Also surviving are two daughters, Penny Swindell and Cindy (Michael) Myers, both of Kalamazoo; two step-daughters, Noreen (Dan) Fuller of Big Rapids, Cheryl (Mark) Corey of Newaygo; two sons, Charles Jr. of Kalamazoo, Daniel of Galesburg; a step-son, Bill Crawford of Kalamazoo; 15 grandchildren; 6 great-grand-children; two sisters, Berniece Snyder, and Louise Sootsman, both of Newaygo; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and one sister. Funeral Services will take place at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Heckman Funeral Home in Howard City, with Pastor Glenn Mayo officiating. Memorials to the American Heart Association ma!
y be left at the funeral home, where friends may call on Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. until time of services at 1:00 p.m.
Published in the Kalamazoo Gazette on 1/13/2003. (posted by a volunteer-no family connection)

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