Chuck Markward
Chuck Markward

DELPHOS — Charles August “Chuck” Markward, 61, of Delphos passed away on Tuesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

He was born July 27, 1956, in Lima to Don and Isabelle Rose Markward; his father survives in Delphos and his mother preceded him in death.

He is also survived by a brother, Philip John (Mary) Markward of The Villages, Florida.

Anyone who met Chuck will remember his smile, the joy he had for life and that he was always happy. He lived at home for 33 years and then moved into Cedar House. Charles was a graduate of Marimor in 1977, where he then entered the work shop where he was employed for 35 years. He had competed in the Special Olympics in softball and track and field events.

Funeral services will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Father Daniel Johnson officiating. Burial will be held privately due to weather in St. John’s Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Marimor Work Shop.

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