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Charles Lewis Carmin 1928 - 2023
Charles Lewis Carmin

ELLINWOOD — Charles Lewis Carmin, 94, passed away in Great Bend, Kan. on Jan. 31st, 2023. Born on Dec. 2nd, 1928 in Leoti, Kan. he was the son of Everett V. and Ruby (Shannon) Carmin. A 56 year resident of Ellinwood, Charles was a 1948 graduate of Sylvia High School later graduating from Barton County Community College. Charles married Marilyn R. Schiewe on Sept. 6th, 1954 in Gypsom, Ohio. He joined the United States Marine Corp. in 1946 serving his country for 21 years through two conflicts Korea and Vietnam earning The Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Charles later worked for the US postal service for 20 years as a mail carrier before retirement. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and helping Veterans and friends. 

Memberships include USMC 1st Marine Division, Retired Enlisted Association, St. John Lutheran Church in Ellinwood, and American Legion Post #320. 

Survivors include daughters, Connie (Scott) Mitchum, Barbara (Danny) Petz, Betty (Steven) Richmeier; and son, Mike (Mary) Carmin; grandchildren, Aubrey Silva, Christopher Petz, Brad Carmin, Charles Carmin, Kurt Doll, Tyler Petz, Shannon Richmeier; great-grandchildren, Autumn Petz, Grant Petz, Abbey Silva, Raya Doll; siblings, Kenneth L. Carmin, Joyce L. Culver, Connie J Schrock, Carol A. Sayre. Charles was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Marilyn Carmin (2018); and siblings, Everette Carmin, Louise Kennedy, Larry Carmin, Jim Carmin, Mark Carmin, Gary Carmin, Dean Carmin, and Bobby Carmin. 

Funeral service will take place 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 4th at St. John Lutheran Church in Ellinwood with Rev. Thomas Thierfelder officiating. Interment will follow with full military honors at Lakin-Comanche Cemetery in Ellinwood. Visitation will take place 1-6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3rd at Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood. Memorials are suggested to Marine Corp Heritage Foundation or St. John Child Development Center in care of Minnis Chapel in Ellinwood, KS 67526. 

Funeral arrangements provided by

Minnis Chapel

113 N Main St, 

Ellinwood, KS. 67526

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 3, 2023