Charles Elroy Bartlett 74 of Harbor Springs passed away unexpectedly Jan. 10, 2014 at his home.
He was born Dec. 4, 1939 at Five Mile Creek Rd. to Charles and Alice (Ward) Bartlett. He grew up in Harbor Springs where he attended school, graduating in 1958.
On Oct. 12, 1963 he married Mildred Waybrant in Petoskey and the couple made their home in Harbor Springs. They have been married for 50 years. Following high school Elroy began his career in the manufacturing field. He worked for Control Engineering in the Harbor Springs plant and then moved to the M-119 plant and he became manager of manufacturing for the Harbor Springs, Pellston and Boyne City locations. After 19 years he left to work at Circuit Control Corp. where he worked for 14 years. He and Millie then moved to Florida where he worked at a battery manufacturing company for 9 years before returning to Harbor Springs.
Elroy was a master of all trades and particularly enjoyed woodworking. He liked working in his yard, golf, hunting and fishing. He attended Stutsmanville Chapel for many years.
Elroy is survived by his children Miles, Cecelia, Fred, Nora, Linda and Chuck, many grandchildren, many great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren. Also he is survived by his siblings Dewey, Dewayne, Bill, Jacklin and Wyona.
A funeral service will take place on Wed. Jan. 15 at 11:00 AM at Stutsmanville Chapel. Mr. Tony Morse will officiate. Visitation will take place on Tuesday from 6-8:00 PM at Schiller Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com.