GRANGEVILLE: Charles S Wells, 79 of Grangeville passed away Sunday, December 27, 2015 at Syringa General Hospital in Grangeville. Charles was born on January 6, 1936 in Bruce, Wisconsin to Alfred and Luella Wells. Charles had 4 brothers and 5 sisters.
Charles went to school in Ontonagon, Michigan and attended some of his high school years there. He dropped high school to join the Marines. After the Marines he obtained his GED. Following the Marines he married his childhood sweetheart, Loretta Swan on March 21, 1959 in Bessmer, Michigan. Together Charles and Loretta had two children; Paul L. Wells and Katherine Wells. After they married they moved to Idaho in 1959. Their house was always welcoming. Everybody always called him grandpa. He treated other kids like his own.
Throughout his life he had various jobs in the forestry industry. He loved to be outdoors, but most of all he loved his family.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert, and daughter-in-law Nancy.
Charles is survived by his wife, Loretta, and his two children; Paul (Sherry) Wells of Ontonagon, Michigan and daughter Katherine Wells of Tyoga, North Dakota. He is also survived by three-grandchildren; Charlie (Sheena) Johnson, of Clearwater, ID, Chris (Misty) Johnson and Mark Johnson both of Grangeville. Charles was survived by 8 great-grandchildren whom he loved very much.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangement are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville. Send condolences to the family to the Blackmerfuneralhome.com.