Obituary for Carl Chatfield Sr.
Carl L. Chatfield Sr. died Friday, May 12, 2017 at the age of 81. He was born July 29, 1935 in Coldwater, MI the son of Albert “Red” and Mary (Latta) Chatfield. Carl and his wife Kay have lived in St. Johns for only a short period of time coming from Saranac, MI. He is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns and formerly was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Saranac. Carl was a member of the Knights of Columbus and loved bowling, hunting, fishing, traveling, coin collecting and playing cards. He was an entrepreneur for most of his working career and at one time was the owner of the St. Johns Dog N Suds. Carl retired from the State of Michigan, Department of Corrections. On July 30, 1955 he married Kay Andrews and she survives him. Also surviving are his children, Theresa (Edward) Dobson of Coldwater, MI, Carl Jr. (Kristal) of Lewisburg, TN, Diane (Bill) Glowacki of St. Johns, Kelly (Harold) LaLonde of Traverse City, Sharon (David) Zebell of Battle Creek, Dawn (Barry) Woodhams of Niceville, FL; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; one sister, Dorothy Ernst of Adrian; one brother, DeWayne of Coldwater. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother Kenneth. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Monday, May 15, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 109 Linden, St. Johns with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams as Celebrant. The family will receive relatives and friends 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM Sunday at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home, St. Johns. There will be a vigil service followed by a rosary at 7:00 PM Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Diocese of Lansing Outreach Mass 1500 E. Saginaw, Lansing, MI 48906 or Sparrow Clinton Hospital Infusion Center 805 S. Oakland, St. Johns, MI 48879.