Charles Nordquist, 72, of Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday evening, June 14, 2016 after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Escanaba on November 27, 1943, son of the late Walter and Yvonne (Cody) Nordquist.
Charlie graduated from Escanaba High School.
On December 27, 1979, he married the former Deborah Roschyk at St. Joseph church in Escanaba.
Charlie was employed by Chrysler Corp and Spring & Bumper as a laborer, Bishop Noa Home as an orderly, Piggly Wiggly as a baker, and the Eagles Club as a custodian.
He enjoyed making and decorating cakes. Charlie also loved woodworking and creating artwork that he shared with friends and family. He also enjoyed all things with eagles on it.
Charlie was a member of St. Joseph and St. Patrick Church.
Among survivors include his wife, Debbie; son, Charles Joseph “CJ” Nordquist Jr. of Escanaba; daughter, Amanda Nordquist of Escanaba; grandchildren, Trenton Mileski, Caden Meliski, Jaden Nordquist, Brooklyn Meliski, Janessa Nordquist, and Paislee Nordquist; siblings, David (Linda) Vanderberg and Ron (Anne) Vanderberge both of Georgia, Jeanette Lawson of Sault Ste. Marie, Diana “Gail” Nordquist and Theresa Moss both of Gladstone, and William “Bill” Cody of Green Bay; sister in law, Patricia Boyington of Gladstone and Sandi McNamee of MD; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother in law, Boyd Boyington.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. Funeral services will follow visitation at the funeral home at 6 p.m. with Deacon Mike LaBeau officiating. A meal will follow in the funeral home dining area.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family to help with funeral expenses.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Nordquist family.