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Charles Henry Ettel, Age 88

on Wednesday, 06 June 2018. Posted in Obituaries

Charles Ettel

Mr. Charles Henry Ettel, 88, of Jeffersonville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Charles was born on November 22, 1929, in Clark County to Grace Huffman Ettel and Edward Lewis Ettel. Charlie served in the Korean War. During his early life, Charlie worked for Heiser’s Chicken Hatchery as an inspector, and later as foreman for Fetter Bros in Jeffersonville where he retired. Charlie would work evenings and weekends with Al Cunningham caring for pets at Cunnie’s Kennels in Watson. Upon Al’s passing, Charlie and Jean Ettel became owners of Cunnie’s Kennels making it one of the best known pet care locations in southern Indiana. Charlie had a strong work ethic but it was his passion and love for hunting, fishing, raising numerous animals, canaries, and gardening throughout his later life which he shared with family and friends. There was never a day that went by he wasn’t working to provide for his family.

On March 7, 1951, Charlie met and married Jean “Bitsy” Biesel at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Clarksville and were married 54 years until her passing in 2005. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jean, and one brother Edward Ettel, Jr.

He is survived by two brothers, Mac (Charlene) Ettel, Georgetown, Indiana, and Walter (Virginia Morene) Ettel, Clarksville, four sons Dennis (Joann) Ettel, Marysville, Mike (Jerri) Ettel, Marysville, Chuck Ettel, Marysville, Frank ( Marci) Ettel, Sellersburg, granddaughters Chelsie Ettel, Morgan Ettel, grandson Tyler Ettel, and eight nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held Friday, June 8, 2018 at E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with internment to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 3-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Comments (3)

  • Keith Bube

    07 June 2018 at 05:55 |
    Mike and family,
    So sorry to hear about your father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Tammy and Keith Bube


  • Donnie Wheeler

    07 June 2018 at 15:42 |
    Dennis, Mike, Chuck, and Frank.
    So sorry for your loss, your dad was a great man. I know you will all miss him. Sorry I can"t be there. Take Care
    Donnie Wheeler


  • Dave Roy

    07 June 2018 at 20:00 |
    Charlie was a good friend to me when I ran Dave's Produce back in the 70s and 80s. He was a fine man and a hard worker. RIP Charlie, you have earned it.


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