ARMSTRONG – Charles E. Armstrong age 83 of Spring Lake died December 26 2008. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years Barbara; brother Lawrence Armstrong; sister Lucille Curtis; granddaughter Jackie Armstrong. He is survived by his children Michael (Maria) Armstrong of Holland and Ann Marie (Dee) Armstrong of Walker; brother Edward (Penny) Armstrong; grandchildren Barbie (David) Rumery Rebecca Henson Thomas Armstrong Aleana Pacheco Nelia Pacheco Michael Rocha and Anita (Danny) Perales; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Anne Armstrong Shirley (Gerald) Seese Margaret Canfield; brothers-in-law Thomas (Paula) Canfield Robert (Shirley) Canfield Ken (Judy) Canfield; cousin Bernard (Lois) Armstrong; dear family friend Edith Branch; also several nieces and nephews. Charlie served in the Seabees during World War II where he was stationed in the Philippines Dutch East Indies & China. He retired from Consumers Power in 1987 after over 30 years. He was former president of the Genealogy Society of Grand Haven. He was a sportsman who loved to hunt and fish. He spent hours in his organic garden. In later years his passion in life was to write stories of his childhood to the delight of all who read them. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered December 30 at 11:30 AM at the Roth-Gerst Chapel 305 N. Hudson Lowell Rev. Fr. Mark Kranenberg of St. Raphael Church officiating. Interment Findlay Cemetery. Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice 3230 Eagle Park NE Grand Rapids MI 49525.