Charles Slagal, 74

Charles A. "Chuck" Slagal, 74, of rural Lagro, died at 3:59 p.m., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. 

He was born Jan. 25, 1944, in Wabash, to Albert Fred and Mary (Waggoner) Slagal.

Chuck married Rebecca "Becky" (Baker) France at the Lagro American Legion on Oct. 30, 1993. He worked at General Tire in Wabash, retiring in 2008 after 43 years. He was a member of the Lagro American Legion Post 248, and was a life member of the Wabash Moose Lodge. Chuck raised and sold thousands of onions, enjoyed gardening and cracking walnuts, and was an avid Green Bay Packers fan.  

He is survived by his wife, Becky Slagal of rural Lagro; seven children, Dawn (Wayne) Howell of Wabash, Charles "Stacy" (Kathy) Slagal of Atoka, Tenn., Todd Slagal and Troy Slagal, both of Wabash, Amanda (Greg) Goodpaster of Lagro, Joseph France of Wabash, and Jeremy (Shelley) France of Lagro; 24 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Phyllis Hayes.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, with Pastor J.P. Freeman officiating.  Entombment will be in the Chapel of Remembrance Mausoleum, at Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 pm Thursday, at the funeral home.

The memorial guest book for Chuck may be signed at

Posted on 2018 Oct 16