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Charles Orville Reynolds

April 5, 1941 ~ February 1, 2019 (age 77)


Charles O. Reynolds, 77, of Detroit Lakes, MN, passed away peacefully with family by his side on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday, February 8th at Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes.  Interment will be in the Spring at Greenwood Cemetery in Park Rapids, MN with Military Rites provided by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard.

Friends may call from 4:00 – 7:00pm with a prayer service at 7:00pm on Thursday, February 7th at David-Donehower Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.  The visitation will continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Charles Orville Reynolds was born April 5, 1941 in Park Rapids, MN to Orvin and Gertrude (Hewitt) Reynolds.  He attended Park Rapids schools through the 7th grade prior to his family moving to Bloomington, MN.  Chuck is a 1959 graduate of Bloomington High School.  Following his graduation, he completed the commercial printing program at Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis.  After graduation, he served with the U. S. Army from 1962 – 1965 in Kansas City.  Following his discharge, he moved to Minneapolis where he worked as a pressman and met his future wife, Marlene Hemmerich.  Chuck and Marlene were united in marriage on June 4, 1966 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Park Rapids.  They moved to Detroit Lakes in August 1966 and he worked for DL Printing for 38 years.  Chuck was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church for 52 years.  He served two terms as Commander of American Legion Post 15 in Detroit Lakes.  Chuck and Marlene made their home on Little Floyd Lake in rural Detroit Lakes from 1968 – 2017 before moving into North Shore Condos in Detroit Lakes.

Chuck especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends.  He also enjoyed golfing, playing bridge, listening to country music, curling, watching sports, and playing games.  For the past 10 years, Chuck and Marlene enjoyed spending two months getting out of the cold each winter in Panama City Beach, Florida near many friends and family members.

Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Marlene; a son, David (Jody) Reynolds of Rogers, MN; a daughter, Katherine (Craig) Thielen of Corcoran, MN; grandchildren, Rachel Thielen, Nicholas Reynolds, Alexander Thielen, Kaitlin Reynolds, and Morgan Thielen; siblings, Wayne (Judy) Reynolds of Clearwater, MN; Kenny Reynolds of Aspen, CO, Judy (Charlie) Phillips of Nevis, MN, Linda (Rich) Remiger of Apple Valley, MN, Nancy Reynolds of Woodbury, MN, In-Laws; Earl (Jeannine) Hemmerich of Nisswa, MN., Leonard (Addie) Hemmerich of Park Rapids, MN.;  and special family friends Brad (Kristi) Ice of Wadena, MN.  David-Donehower Funeral Home is serving the family.

Memorials preferred to the Zion Lutheran Church of Detroit Lakes or the Detroit Lakes Curling Club.

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 Service Program


Gathering of Family and Friends
February 7, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
David-Donehower Funeral Home
609 US Hwy 10 East
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

Funeral Service
February 8, 2019

11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
1100 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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