Charles Edward Prenzlin, 74, of Tiffin, died peacefully at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019, at his sister’s and brother-in-law’s Rhea and John Blust’s residence.
Charles was born December 27, 1944, in Fremont to Wayne “Shorty”, Sr. and Pauline (Myers) Prenzlin.
Survivors include his children, Tammy Williams, twins Sherry (Brian) Boyd and Teri (Lerome) Brock, Charles (Tracey) Prenzlin II, and Nicole Prenzlin; twelve grandchildren, six great grandchildren; sisters, Rhea (John) Blust and Polly (John) Giner; brothers, Ricky (Donna) Prenzlin, Gerald (Candy) Prenzlin, Glenn Prenzlin, and Jack (Carol) Prenzlin; his special niece and nephew, Shawna Blust, and Thomas Bean, and special great niece and great nephew, Sophie and Lincoln Reid; and his special companion dog, Abby.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Wayne “Russell”, Jr., Paul, and Clarence Prenzlin, Betty Child and Mardella Hoover, and a great grandchild.
Charles was a 1966 graduate of Columbian High School, and he joined the Army in Sept. 1966, and was honorably discharged in Sept. 1972. While in Vietnam in 1969, he earned the Bronze Star Medal with the letter V to be worn on the medal, for heroism in ground combat. He was also awarded the Purple Heart.
He was a retired truck driver at the Betty Jane Center and had also worked at General Electric. He was a life member of the Disabled American Veterans. The family would like to extend a special thank you to his nursing aides, Betsey and Renee.
Visitation will be Monday, April 15, 2019, from noon until time of services at 3 pm, at the Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe Street, Tiffin, Ohio 44883, (419)-447-3113.The United Veteran’s Council of Seneca County will perform military rites at the funeral home.
Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, or for Childhood Cancer Research.
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