COLUMBIANA — Charles E. Flohr, age 91, of Columbiana, died on Monday, May 14, 2018, at Windsor House at Parkside Health Care Center, Columbiana.
He was born on September 16, 1926 in Salem, the son of the late Merlin and Clara Riesen Flohr.
Charles was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served throughout the Pacific theater as well as China during WWII. He was member of Good Hope Lutheran Church in North Lima and the National Rifle Association. He had worked as an Electrical Technician for RCA/General Electric, retiring in 1987 after 35 years and enjoyed working at his family business, Nemenz Little Shopper in Columbiana. Charles served his community as a police officer before joining the Columbiana Fire Department in 1947 where he served as Fire Chief for 30 years.
His wife of 57 years, Elizabeth Ann Nemenz Flohr, whom he married on June 6, 1954, preceded him in death on August 13, 2011.
He is survived by two sons, Charles A. Flohr of North Lima, and Michael (Sallie) Flohr of Cincinnati, OH. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Catherine (Craig) Rybolt and Andrew Flohr.
Charles was preceded in death by three sisters, Edith Oeler, Dorothy Poulton, and Agnes Ford.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Columbiana.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Dave Kamphuis officiating.
Burial will be at the Columbiana Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Benjamin Firestone Post #290 American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Columbiana Firemen’s Association, C/O Chief Garrity, 43498 Metz Rd., Columbiana, OH 44408
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