Charles E. Miske
July 30, 1932 — March 6, 2019
Charles Edward Miske, 86, of Manistique, Mich., passed away March 6,
2019, at St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba, Mich. He was born on July 30,
1932, in Beechwood to Arno and Marie (Schultz) Miske.
Independence School in the Town of Scott. In 1952 he enlisted in the
United States Air force and was a veteran of the Korean War.
September 29, 1956, Charles married Marlene M. Berth. They started their
family and made their home in West Bend. He worked at Amity Leather
Products Company where he was a leather cutter and later became a
supervisor; he worked at Amity for 39 years. After retirement in 1995,
Charles and Marlene moved to Manistique, Mich.
Charles was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and attended services
faithfully. He took pride in everything he did. He enjoyed golfing,
fishing, yard work and traveling with friends and family. However, his
greatest enjoyment was spending time with his wife, family and dog
Charles is survived by his loving wife, Marlene; daughter, Cynthia Miske
of Manistique; sons Charles (Judith) Miske Jr. of Mayville, Carey Miske
of Escanaba, Mich., and Craig Miske of Rapid City, S.D.; brother Curtis
(Ratchel) Miske of Glenbeulah; grandchildren Jennifer (Bill Smith)
Sitkoski, Jeremy (Selena) Sitkoski, Fe Marie (Christian) Gehrels,
Criscel (Joseph) Cooch; 10 great-grandchildren; as well as numerous
nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Connie Stephen, twin
sister, Charlotte Mayer; and brother Kermit Miske.
Honor Charles’s memory by cherishing a family gathering, and spending
time with those you love.
Visitation for Charles will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Friday,
March 15, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church in Manistique. Funeral service
will follow at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Eleanor Russey officiating.
Memorial donations may be directed to Nordic Restoration Project at Zion
The Fausett Family Funeral Homes of Manistique is assisting the family
with the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at