THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Arthur Chartier, Jr.
The family of Arthur Chartier, jr., 88, of Norway, Mi. will greet friends on Friday, March 1 from 10 a.m. until time of the Memorial Mass at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church.
Fr. Timothy Ekaitis will officiate and interment will be held at the Norway Township Cemetery in the spring. Arrangements are being handled by Ortman Funeral Home in Norway, Mi. He passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20 at his home in Norway.
Born in Vulcan, Mi. on Aug. 1, 1924, he was the son of the late Arthur, sr. and Theresa (Vicenzi) Chartier.
He began working in the printing business at a young age with the Norway Current and served in the United States Army during World War II. He married LaRayne Canavera on Jan. 26, 1946 in St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway. He started working for Northland Associate Grocers in 1963 and retired from there in 1986. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Norway, on the board of directors of Michigan Financial Corporation, was a member of Hall-DeWinter Post 145 American Legion and Norvulet Post 4581 Veterans of Foreign Wars.
He enjoyed hunting and going to his camp, Indian Haven for more than 52 years, only missing one season of hunting. He also enjoyed going camping in his motor home, bowling at the Rialto and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, LaRayne; three daughters, Diane (Gilbert) Koski of Green Bay, Linda (David) Beaster of Crystal Falls and Karen (Bruce Stuck) Schorman of Quinnesec, Mi.; a son, David (Gail) Chartier of Niagara; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clyde (Peggy) Chartier and Marvin (Kathy) Chartier, both of Norway and Donald (Darlene) Chartier of Sturgeon Bay and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Michelle Schorman.