Charles Sabisch

Charles Theodore Sabisch, 99, of Sweet Home, died Nov. 15, 2008 at Twin Oaks Rehabilitation Center.

He was born April 5, 1909 in Coleman, Mich., the son of Paul and Mary (Rose) Sabisch. He married Nellie Irene Coreman in 1934.

Mr. Sabisch lived in Placentia in Orange County, Calif., from 1940 to 1981, when he moved to Grand Ronde. He settled in Sweet Home in 1984. Mrs. Sabisch died in 1990 and Mr. Sabisch continued to live in Sweet Home and remarried.

He pastored many small churches and also worked as a farmer, lumberman and apartment owner/manager. He loved music and sang in church and civic choirs. He enjoyed gardening.

Mr. Sabisch is survived by his wife, Eula Mae Sabisch of Sweet Home; daughters Vivian Rogers and son-in-law Bud of Riverside, Calif. and Norma Steiger and son-in-law Don of Grand Junction, Colo.; sons Aca C. Sabisch and daughter-in-law Judy of Anaheim, Calif. and Elmer D. Sabisch and daughter-in-law Lupe of Phelan, Calif.; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 11 brothers and sisters; and two granddaughters, Deborah and Rebecca.

Viewing will be at 10 a.m. with a funeral service following at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Final burial will be at Lewis Cemetery.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.