Charles L. Sullivan, 83, of New Holstein, died peacefully Sunday morning, May 12, 2013, at Willowdale Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, New Holstein.

He was born July 26, 1929 in Fort Atkinson, son of the late Charles and Florence (Matzen) Sullivan. He was a graduate of New Holstein High School.

Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force from 1950-54 serving in Washington state and California.

He had previously been married to Dorene Koenig.

He was a printer for the New Holstein Reporter for many years until his retirement.

Charles was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Kiel Senior Center, as well as the American Red Cross. He also was a member of the Singing Seniors, Kiel.

Charles enjoyed listening to big band music, socializing with people and always had a joke to tell.

Survivors included his four children: Debbie (Randy) Mueller, rural Plymouth; Connie Doucette, Green Bay; Michael Sullivan, Milwaukee, and Steve Sullivan, Green Bay; and six grandchildren: Jeremy (Jenny) Doucette, Josh Doucette, Amanda (Damon) Sanford, Adam (Abbie) Doucette, Grace and Connor Sullivan. He is further survived by six greatgrandchildren: Tyler, Drew, Archer, Ryan, Bella and Jace; and a dear friend, Loretta Krenz; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Florence (George) Linquist, Charles Sullivan; former wife, Dorene VanDeHei; son-in-law, Gary Doucette and sister, Charleen (Earl) Gjuka.

Funeral services for Charles will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home, 815 Sixth St., Kiel, with Deacon Pat Knier officiating. Burial will take place in Greenlawn Cemetery, Sheboygan.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4 p.m. until the time of service.

Full military services will be held at the funeral on Thursday.

Online condolences may be sent at

Charles’ family would like to extend their thanks to Willowdale Nursing & Rehab Center and Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care he received.

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