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Obituary: Charles Sliger

As received from the Jacobson Funeral Home:

Charles Forest Sliger, age 86 of Covington, MI passed away on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021 at U.P. Health System in Marquette, MI.

He was born February 9, 1935 in Trout Creek, MI son of Fred and Lauretta (Aslin) Sliger. Charlie graduated from Trout Creek High School in 1952. After high school he sailed on the Great Lakes for a few years prior then served in the U.S. Army from 1960-64. He then went to work at the Cleveland Cliffs mine. He was the Baraga county Veterans Service Officer helping many veterans for over 10 years, retiring in 2015. Charlie married the former Helen Tarvainen on September 29, 1956; she passed away in 2003. He then married the former Sharlene Franti on November 3, 2006.

He was a member of Bethany Lutheran in Covington, AM Vets, Friends of 494 in Trout Creek, and Baraga Legion Honor Guard. Charlie enjoyed gardening, reading, wintering in Texas, and loved to visit with people and have company over.

Surviving are his wife Sharlene Sliger of Covington; siblings, Nancy Aho-Fugate of Iron River, Fred (Priscilla) Sliger of Trout Creek, John (Doreen Takola) Sliger of Big Bay; step daughters, Lisa (George) Karcher of Covington, Anne (John) Tikkanen of Belgrade, MT, Lynn (Mike Shiroda) LaTendresse of Chassell; grandchildren, Casey Sliger of Kalamazoo, Cierra Sliger of Amasa, Caleb Sliger of Watton, Seth Sliger of MI; step grandchildren, Jordan (Cassie) LaTendresse of Grand Rapids, Steve (Megan) LaBerge of Eagan, MN, Shelby (Tyler) Fredricks of Remus, MI; great grandchildren, Chevy, Issa, Teagan; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death are his parents; first wife Helen; son Charles “Little Charlie”; brother Bill; and infant sister Mary Margaret.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 23rd at 12:00 p.m. at Jacobson Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Little officiating. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service. The Baraga County Area Veterans will conduct military rites at 1:00 p.m. at the Covington Cemetery. A luncheon will follow at the VFW Post 8945 in Covington. Jacobson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends may sign Charlie’s guest book or send condolences at www.jacobsonfuneralhome.com.

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