Charles A. Sidell
Charles A. Sidell, age 91 of Batesville, died Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at his home.
Born July 21, 1928, in Batesville, he is the son of Myrtie (nee Martin) and Patsy Sidell. He married Edna Giesting July 17, 1954, at Holy Family Church and she preceded him in death May 24, 2005.
Charlie served in the Navy during the Korean War. Following the service, he spent 40 years as a milkman for Wayne Dairy.
After retiring from the dairy at 65, he went to work at the Batesville Primary School half days helping within the kitchen and with janitorial duties for 15 years.
Charlie enjoyed the outdoors. He loved to fish and hunt, sit in the yard and watch the birds and squirrels or go for a walk. He dearly loved having his grandchildren around.
Charlie is survived by his daughter Peggy Lecher of Batesville; sons Joseph of St. Leon, Indiana, Randy of Oldenburg, Larry of Batesville; sister Joy Youngman of Napoleon; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren with a seventh on the way.
In addition to his wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by his daughter Bonnie Sohngen, sister Viola Schene and brothers Richard, Harry and Melvin.
Due to the governor's mandate limiting gatherings to 50 people because of the coronavirus pandemic, a private visitation and funeral service will be held for the immediate family on Saturday. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery. You are encouraged to go to and leave a message for the family on Charlie's obituary page.
The family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice Fund or the Parkinson's Foundation.
The family is grateful to Barb and Sheri from Margaret Mary Hospice for the exceptional care and comfort they provided Charlie over the last few months.
Published on March 18, 2020


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Randy and Annette Marquez
Mar 24, 2020
Charlie and Edna were always kind and loving parents to Joe, Bon, Randy, Larry and Peg. I always appreciated how they welcomed me into their family. Their legacy is how many lives they touched and the amazing children they raised. Love and prayers to you all. God bless you, Mr. Sidell.
Melinda Lecher
Mar 21, 2020
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