Obituary Record

Charles H Cloutier
Died on 11/5/2015


Posted on line 16 Nov 2015; Published in The Pilot Tribune, Tuesday, November 17, 2015 & The Enterprise, Friday November 20, 2015

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Charles H. Cloutier, 79, of Onekama, Michigan, died unexpectedly Thursday, November 5, 2015, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan.

He was born July 14, 1936, in Escanaba, Michigan. The son of John and Helen (Hargreaves) Cloutier.

He attended and graduated from Escanaba High School in 1954. He served in the U.S. Navy. Later he attended Northern Michigan University and West Shore Community College, where he earned an Associate’s of Arts in Criminal Justice.

He moved to Manistee in 1963 and worked for WMTE Radio Station. In 1964, he became an Officer in the Manistee City Police Department, retiring in 1997 with the rank of Lieutenant.

He was united in marriage to Margaret Jans on June 8, 1996.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Jans Cloutier; daughter, Cynthia (Chris) Lundberg of Blair, Nebraska; son, Gerry (Joanne) Navarre, of Dexter, Michigan; grandchildren, Steven and Abigail Lundberg and Nick Navarre; brother John (Jean) Cloutier of Donaldsonville, Georgia. And friend Tom Bruce of Manistee.

His son Charles H. Cloutier II preceded him in death in 1973.

Chuck was a member of the Manistee Golf and Country Club, Manistee Elks Lodge No. 250, VFW Walsh Post No. 4499, American Legion Manistee Post No. 10, and was a long time board member at the Filer Credit Union in Manistee. He was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, November 9, 2015, at Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee, Michigan. Military honors will be provided by the Manistee United Veterans Council Ritual Team. Final interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family those wanting to remember Chuck are asked to consider a gift in his memory to the Fallen Officers Association.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee. Visit

~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~

Printed in the Washington County Pilot-Tribune on 11/17/2015