Dec. 26, 1924-Aug. 14, 2016
Homer resident, Mr. Charles (Charlie) Michon Sr., 91, died Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer with his family by his side.
Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, at South Peninsula Hospital Long Term Care in Homer. If you have any questions, please contact Bonnie Nelson at 235-4085.
Charlie was born Dec. 26, 1924, in Auburn, Neb. He was a corporal in the Army-Air Force during World War II as a diesel mechanic. Charlie and his wife Bonnie Jean (BJ), have been together 67 years, having raised five children, three of whom have passed on. Charlie and BJ moved to Homer, Alaska, in 1994, when their son in-law and daughter decided to make Homer their home, not wanting to leave them behind. Charlie retired from Pegler and Company back in Nebraska after driving over the road for 35 years and turned warehouse worker for another 15 years. He was a member and officer of the Homer Elks Lodge for several years, and was a life-time member of the American Legion in Homer. Charlie walked for the Alzheimer’s Walk for many years, being the local and state winner by going all over town getting donations ranging from $1,250 to $5,200. He was actually the one who came up with the name “Amblin” for Alzheimer’s.” Charlie enjoyed farming, fishing, hunting, country music, working on cars and trucks, and being with the family.
“He was funny, loved telling jokes, always spoke his mind (sometimes in his version of English) and he really, really enjoyed his beer,” his family said.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Charles N. and Ada Stewart; sons, Dean R. and Charles R. Jr.; daughter, Kathy L. Potter; one brother and two sisters, all from Nebraska.
He is survived by his wife, BJ; daughter and son in-law, Bonnie and Jim of Homer; daughter, Karel of Lafayette, Ind.; grandchildren, Cory Nelson and Mike Haney, Jr. of Belfair, Wash., Pepper Martushev of Homer, Charles R. III and David Haney of Lincoln, Neb., Melissah Minnick of Hickman, Neb., Aron and Sara Long of Lafayette, Ind., Danielle Michon of Beaver Crossing, Neb.; 15 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to BJ Michon to 4300 Bartlett Street, Room 15, Homer, Alaska 99603.
Arrangements were made by Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Please sign his online guestbook at AlaskanFuneral.com.