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“Please know that are prayers are with you and your family Chris and wish I would have planned trip better to at least give you a big hug. You are a...Read More »
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“So sorry to hear about Uncle Chuck's passing. He was a wonderful kind person. I always held great respect for him. Thoughts and prayers to the...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Beth Teolis - MI

“We want to express our sympathy to the entire Strackbein family. Be comforted by the many happy memories you've experienced together. God Bless ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Ron and Mary Ann Adam - Warren, MI

“To the family of Mr. Charles Strackbein. Was so sorry to hear of his passing. Charlie and I had known each other for years, but never actually were...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: William Thomas - Macomb, MI

“To the strackbein family,I am so sorry for your loss . Mr. Strackbein was always so wonderful and welcoming to my son and I . I will pray for your...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Debby Thompson - Grand blanc, MI

“Condolences to you Charlie and your family. RIP ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Christeen & John Landino

“Dear Pat Charlie, Jr, Chris, Cathy, and Claire, We were so sorry to hear this sad news about Charlie. He was always such a dear sweet cousin with a...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: JoAnne V - IL - family

“Pat and Family, John and I as well as our family were very saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. Hoping you having wonderful memories will carry...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Wendy Lachance - Windsor, Ontario


Charles Albert Strackbein, age 76, died Saturday, April 14, 2018 surrounded by his family in Warren, Michigan. Charles was born on September 2, 1941 and was the middle of three sons of the late Chester A. Strackbein and the late Madeline M. (nee: Gunst) Strackbein.

Charles was born and raised in Detroit. Following his graduation from Cass Tech High School, Charles served our country as a sailor in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He worked in the engine room as a Boiler Tech, serving most of his naval career on the Destroyer, the USS Blue DD-744. The skills he garnered from the military, coupled with his love of cars, led him down the path to a long & rewarding career at Chrysler Motors. Charles spent half his career as a Tool & Die Maker, then would finish his employment as a Project Manager in the Pacific Rim. Charles loved to travel associated with his job and was proud of his work accomplishments.

Charles was also known as a jack-of-all trades and there was nothing around the house he couldn't fix. He also was tech savvy and loved computers. He always had the latest technology and would rarely go anywhere without his iPad.

Charles was the beloved husband of 52 years to Patricia Strackbein, and the dear father of Charles Strackbein Jr (Annette Carter), Christopher (Jennifer) Strackbein, Catherine (Michael) Ferro, and Claire (Samuel) Kafoury. He was also the proud & loving Grandfather of Maria, Ava, Julia, Madeline, Grace and Caslynn. Charles is also survived by many other family members and good friends.

Visitation for Mr. Strackbein will be held Tuesday, April 17th from 3-9 pm, with a 7:00 pm Rosary Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 mile) in Warren. Mr. Strackbein will lie in state on Wednesday from 11:00 am until time of the Funeral Liturgy at 11:30 am at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Utica, Michigan. Celebrating the Funeral Liturgy will be Reverend Fr. Roman Pasieczny.

Charles will be laid to rest on Friday, April 27th following an 11:30 am Committal Service, amidst the sacred and hallowed grounds of Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan.

Please share memories of Charles at his memory book above.

Upcoming Funeral Services

Friday, April 27
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Great Lakes National Cemetery

4200 Belford Road Holly, MI 48442