(Friday - February 05, 2021) - Charles (Chuck) Eslinger, age 84, of Kingsford, passed away on Thursday, February 4, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara.

Chuck was born on November 2, 1936 in Iron Mountain, son of the late Carl and Mary (Owens) Eslinger. He has been a resident of this area his entire life and was a 1954 graduate of Kingsford High School. After graduation, Chuck enlisted into the United States Air Force and served as an aircraft mechanic until his honorable discharge in 1958. He married Nancy DeCremer on June 17, 1961 in Niagara. The couple lived a short time in California before returning to settle and raise their family in Kingsford. Chuck worked for a short time at the Niagara Of Wisconsin paper mill. He spent the rest of his working career as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring in 1992.

Chuck was an avid golfer and was a member of Oak Crest Golf Club for many years. He enjoyed bowling, working on his home computer and researching family genealogy and the family tree. Chuck was an avid sports fan. He followed Kingsford Flivver High School sports and never missed a Flivver football game. He was also a Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cubs fan.

In addition to his parents, Chuck was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy on Dec. 16, 2000; his grandaughter, Leah Eslinger; brother, Leonard "Biff" (Eva) Eslinger; sisters, Doris (Edward) Berg, Gwen (James) Sherman, Janet (Neil) Ruben, Betty (Herbert) Canada and Nancy (Leonard) Johnson.

He is survived by his children, Tammy (Bob) Guiliani of Channing, Craig (Jennie) Eslinger of Crivitz, Steve (Polly) Eslinger of Durham, North Carolina and Lori (Chuck) Plemel of Kingsford; grandchildren, Shannon Bolzenthal, Zak and Jeremy (Emily) Beirl, Riley Eslinger, Alden, Alex and Seth Eslinger, Tony Ringuette and Kylie Plemel; great grandchildren, Thomas and Kailey Bolzenthal, Lilly and Madison Beirl; sister in law, Sandy (Nick) Cramer; brother in law, Ron (Bonnie) DeCremer; many nieces, nephews and friends.

A celebration of Chuck's life will be scheduled at a later date and will be announced.

The family wished to thank the staff at Unity Hospice and Maryhill Manor for the awesome care and comfort they gave to our dad during his short time there.

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The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home of Iron Mountain with the arrangements.


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