Charles Franklin DeGroot was born July 2, 1941, and died August 12, 2013, at his home in Montesano, under the care of Hospice after a battle with lung cancer.
Charlie enjoyed woodworking, gardening and working puzzles of all kinds.
He worked for the State of Washington for many years and served four years in the Navy.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Christine; son, Steven Charles, Steven’s wife, Fredina and their son, Joseph of Maple Valley, Wash. and son, John Edward, of Bonney Lake, Wash.; sisters, Shirley Oliver of Montesano and Marilyn Hamerski of Lacey.
A service will be held at Tahoma Veterans Cemetery at Covington at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, August 30, 2013.
There will be a potluck reception following the service at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Matthews, 13617 436th Ave. in North Bend, Wash.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family.