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Charles A. Mares

January 17, 1949 ~ December 14, 2017 (age 68)

Charles A. Mares, 68, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017, in a house fire at his residence.  Charles was born January 17, 1949, in Oak Park, Illinois to George J. Mares Sr. and Rosemary A. Petrik.  He was the owner of Charles Mares hardware store in New Carlisle, Indiana. 

Charles is survived by brothers, George (Ann) Mares Jr. of La Porte, Indiana, Paul (Anthony Britz) Mares of Louisville, Tennessee; nephews and nieces, Deborah Lee, George Mares, Joseph Mares, and Paulette Mares. 

Charles was a member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Michael council # 1542 in La Porte, Mater Christi Catholic Church in North Riverside, Illinois, and attended St. Joseph Parish in La Porte.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, December 17, 2017, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana, where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, December 18, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in La Porte.  Burial will be in Pine Lake Cemetery.  Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. in the funeral home on Monday.     

Memorial contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus, St. Michael Council # 1542, 412 Lincolnway, La Porte, Indiana 46350.

Please share prayers, condolences, and memories with the family at Essling Funeral Home.com.

 


 Service Information

Visitation
Sunday
December 17, 2017

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Recitation of the Rosary
Sunday
December 17, 2017

6:30 PM
Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Inc, Essling Chapel
1117 Indiana Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

Mass of Christian Burial
Monday
December 18, 2017

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church
109 C Street
LaPorte, IN 46350


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