Charles J. Mauder, 79, a 24-year resident of Plymouth , coming from Elkhart and Hammond , Ind. , died, following an illness, at 10:45 a.m. at his home, in the loving care of his family. Born on July 18, 1923 , in Chicago , Ill. , he was the son of Walter J. and Marie (Brock) Mauder. He graduated from All Saints grade school and Hammond Technical Vocational High School in 1941. Charles enlisted in the Army air Corps in 1942. During World War II, he flew 57 missions in a B-25 as a tail gunner and head engineer in the African and European Theaters. He was honorably discharged in July of 1945. On October 26, 1944 , in Hammond , Charles and Velma Mary (Radovich) were married. They celebrated their 58th anniversary in 2002. In 1965, Charles retired as a sergeant of the Hammond Police Department after 20 years of service. He enjoyed taking care of his lawn, playing golf and watching his grandchildren play sports. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #51, Hammond , Ind. , and the Plymouth American Legion Post #27. Charles is survived by his wife and their three children: Kathryn M. (Larry R.) Cassidy; Suzanne (Thomas J.) Jamriska, all of Plymouth, and Charles W. (Donna L.) Mauder, Schererville , Ind. Seven grandchildren also survive. They are: Michael (Catherine Ann) Cassidy; Christopher (Jennifer) Cassidy; Jeffery (Michelle) Mauder; William Mauder and James, Kimberly and Timothy Jamriska. A sister, Mary C. (Robert) Emerson, Hammond , Ind. , survives as well. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Walter Mauder, Lavonia , Mich. , and a loving niece, Nancy Gordon, Schererville , Ind. Visitation with the family will be on Friday, January 17, 2003 , from 4 to 8 p.m. E.S.T. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St. , Plymouth . A Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2003 , at 9:30 a.m. E.S.T. at St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 625 N. Center St. Plymouth , of which Charles was a member. Father William Kummer will officiate. Burial services will be in Chapel Lawn Cemetery Chapel, Schererville, Ind. at 11:30 a.m. C.S.T. Memorial gifts in Charles’ memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, St. Michael’s Catholic Church or the Hospice of Marshall County .
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