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Charlene "Petey" Schmeltzer

July 6, 1932 ~ November 9, 2017 (age 85)

Charlene “Petey” Schmeltzer, age 85, of Grand Haven passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017.  Charlene was born on July 6, 1932 in Muskegon as one of 11 children to Fred and Georgia Lorene (Cheatham) Walters. She married Edward Schmeltzer on October 31, 1959 in Grand Haven. Charlene attended the Muskegon School of Business and worked as a Secretary for Continental Motors in Muskegon. She was a gifted athlete, playing 1st Baseman for the Class C State Championship Slow Pitch Team “Boeve Comets”.  She continued to play into her middle 50’s. Charlene enjoyed all sports and was competitive in her own way.  She was easy going, had a welcoming, pleasant personality and really enjoyed watching her kids and grandkids sporting activities as they grew up. Charlene enjoyed bowling, reading, puzzles & playing games. Charlene will be greatly missed by her husband, Edward of Grand Haven; daughter, Deborah Schmeltzer, of Snowflake, Arizona; son, Michael (Julie) Schmeltzer of Grand Haven; 4 grandchildren, Allie (Ben) Visser, Joy Schmeltzer, Caleb Schmeltzer & Marina (Brad) Bisdorf; siblings, William (Donna) Walters, Joan (Clair) St. Clair, Charles (Leslie) Walters, Mary Lynn (Thomas) Jones, Robert Walters & Debra Walters. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Fred Jr., Roy, Russell, and Franklin, and sisters-in-law, Helen & Sandra. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to Harbor Hospice of Muskegon.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Harbor Hospice
1050 W. Western Avenue #400, Muskegon MI 49441

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