Charles E. BillmayerCharles E. Billmayer, 86, of Boyne City and formerly East Grand Rapids, died Dec. 7, 2011.
Charles E. Billmayer, 86, of Boyne City and formerly East Grand Rapids, died Dec. 7, 2011, at the Northern Michigan Regional Hospital in Petoskey.
He was born on Feb. 15, 1925, in Superior, the son of Charles and Lillian (Busse) Billmayer.
Charles was a lover of life and took advantage of all that life offered him. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnne Billmayer; four daughters, Patricia Ann (Rick) McCullough, Susan Jane (Mike) Bates, Julie Amy (Robert) Koch, Melissa Kay (Scott) Haist; eight grandchildren, Edward F. (Katy) Hickey, Paige A. (Dave) Mahl, Alison L. (Stefan) Spork, Evan R. (Julie) Koch, Kelly L. Hoch, Madeleine Rose Haist, Jonathon Charles Haist, and Lucas Perry Haist, three great-grandchildren, Oliver Mahl, Axel Mahl and Sophie Ann Spork; and by a sister, June Specht.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Virginia Hildebrandt.
A memorial service took place on Monday, Dec. 12, at the Stackus Funeral Home in Boyne City.