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Father of Judy Homan ’76 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on March 5, 2017

Charles Homan Obituary
Charles J. Homan, aka “Bud” born December 21, 1929, died surrounded by the love of family on February 20, 2017 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Charles was a great husband, father, and friend. He married the love of his life, JoAnn Lautermilch on August 23, 1952. Charles was raised in Tiffin, Ohio, where he still had ties to friends and the community. Charles served in the army during the Korean War; he was stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he was often honored as Soldier of the Week. 
His civilian career in accounting took him to assignments in Toledo, Ohio and Detroit, Michigan. Charles loved a challenge and earned the Michigan Advanced Assessing Officer Designation as a member of the Michigan Assessors Office. His analytical training and experiences left him with a love of business and the stock market. After his retirement from Detroit Edison, Charles and JoAnn returned to Waterville in the Toledo area to be near their grandchildren. Charles instilled in his family a love of travel during summer road trips throughout the U.S., and, in retirement, he and JoAnn traveled to Europe, South America, Mexico, and to the southwest United States. He will be remembered for his quick wit, gentle manner, generosity, and deep faith. He liked nothing better than a family gathering, a meal out, or happy hour where he was quick to provide libation. He will be especially missed at “the pool” where he was a frequent visitor on summer evenings. 
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Otto and Ida Marie Homan, and brother-in-law, RADM Paul Lautermilch. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, JoAnn; his sister, Mary Kay DenUyl; brother-in-law, Rev. David J. Lautermilch; his son, Chad; daughter, Judy (John) Leech; grandchildren, Katie (David) Theby, Joseph Leech, Shannon Homan, and numerous nieces and nephews. The family suggests memorial donations to the Ursuline Center 4045 Indian Road, Toledo, Ohio, or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 104 W. Broadway, Maumee, Ohio 43537. 
Family and friends may visit from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Maumee, Ohio. A Mass celebrating the Life of Charles Homan will follow at 11 a.m. in the church. Online condolences may be given at
As published in The Blade

Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 22, 2017– See more at:

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