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Charles E. Van Matre

Charles E. Van Matre age 81 of New Castle died Monday May 13, 2019 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie IN.

He was born March 3, 1938 in New Castle, IN a son of the late Ralph E. and Deloris Van Matre.

He was a lifelong New Castle resident and served with the Army from 1961 to 1964 and was a member of the American Legion 137.

He worked in the family business, Van Matre Wood Products of Westwood IN for many years.

He also had worked and retired from Chrysler Corporation in New Castle after many years of service. He was a member of U.A.W. local 371, he also previously worked for the New Castle Reformatory.

He was an avid fisherman and member of the Bass Master Club, he loved family activities and sharing time with family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory include two sons Timothy ‘‘Tim” Van Matre of Alabama and Robert “Bob” (fiancé Cindy Faulstich) Van Matre of New Castle.

1 grandson Timothy Van Matre of New Castle, 1 brother Donald (wife Lorretta) Van Matre of New Castle also, many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Phyllis Van Matre and siblings George, Richard, Jimmy Van Matre, Maxine Beeson, Mary Weaver and Jo Anne Irelan.

Funeral service will be held Friday May 17, 2019 at 11:00 am Macer - Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Services. With visitation from 10:00 - 11:00 am Macer -Hall Funeral Home & Cremation Services. With the Rev Dennis Kinser officiating. Burial will take place in Sugar Grove Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

On line condolences can be made to www.macerhall.com, Macer - Hall funeral directors are honored to serve the Van Matre family.