Charles Edwin Good Sr.
Charles Edwin Good Sr., 92, of Three Oaks passed away on June 12, 2019, at West Woods of Bridgman, with his daughter, Kathryn, at his side.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at The Boyd Chapel of Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy., Bridgman. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Three Oaks. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Martin Luther Elder Care Ministries, 46851 Prospect Drive, Decatur, MI 49045 or International Essential Tremor Foundation, P.O. Box 14005, Lenexa, KS 66285. Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com.
Charles was born March 20, 1927, in Three Oaks, the son of the late Henry and Mary (Herman) Good. On June 4, 1949, he married Leota May at the New Troy Brethren Church, and she preceded him in death in 2003. Charles’ early school years were in a one-room schoolhouse, where he and his brothers and sisters walked to school through all kinds of weather. His Pa said, “walking would make him strong and walking in the heat, rain, snow and cold would make him determined.” His fondest memory of his Ma was she always would pray with him at night and told him to never forget the ones that helped him and who were kind to him.
Charles was a farmer. He retired from the Berrien County Road Commission, where he worked on the road building crew and plowed snow. He was a traveler. Along with his wife, Leota, the two of them traveled with their kids and grandkids to see many wonders of this “good” earth and was always eager to return back home to tell of their travels. When at home, he always enjoyed sitting in his outside swing eating an ice cream bar and waiting for the train to go by. In his last year, he resided at West Woods and was known to his WW family as the “man in the red hat” who dearly loved his chocolate milk and peaches. He appreciated his WW family who gave him loving, compassionate care.
Survivors include his “good” children: Linda (Mike) Tiefenbach, Sandra Strefling, Charles (Peggy) Good, Kathryn (Kevin) Warmbein and Ann Good; grandchildren: Michael (Maria), Nathan (Shelley), Jessica (Dan), Scott, Katey, Sarah, Kristy, Jacob, Karen, Kasey and Corwin; great-grandchildren: Aiden, Ava, Jaxson, Alexis, Natalie, Miah, Phineas, Colt, Grace and Lincoln; sister, Jennie Toren; sister-in-law, Joyce Good; friend, Helga Wolf; and his WW family.
Charles was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, Allen R. Strefling; and siblings: Louis, Ralph, Jim and Ethel.