Charles “Charlie” Leon Wykoff, 78, of Prudenville, passed away suddenly July 6, 2016.
Charles was born on August 1, 1937 in Houghton Lake to Leonard and Beulah (Meyers) Wykoff. He spent all of his life in the Houghton Lake area, graduating from Houghton Lake Schools in 1956.
Charles and Carolyn Frances Driscoll were married on December 7, 1957 in Houghton Lake. He was employed as a corrections officer by the State of Michigan serving at Camp Pugsly, Camp Sauble, and Camp Nokomis.
Mr. Wykoff was as an avid fisherman, hunter, and trapper. He enjoyed woodworking and made custom wood trout fishing nets.
Surviving are his loving wife of 59 years, Carolyn, of Prudenville; daughter, Connie Arrant of Redford; sons, Tracy (Peggy) Wykoff of Prudenville, David Wykoff of Orlando, Florida, and Marc (Heidi) Wykoff of Gladwin; and eight grandchildren, Justin, Brandon, Levi, and Morgan Wykoff, Sean and Devin Arrant, Merissa and Zach McCully.
Also surviving are sister, Lona Easlick of Gladwin; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Peggy Sutherland, and Bonnie Wykoff; and brothers, Floyd Wykoff and Billy Wykoff.
A Memorial Gathering for Charles Leon Wykoff will be conducted from 4-7 p.m. July 14 at Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel.
fMemorial contributions in memory of Charles are asked to be directed to the American Heart Association at www.heart.org or American Heart Association/American Stroke Association 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 .