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Charles D. Custer

November 20, 1955 — March 4, 2023

Charles D. Custer, 67, of Van Wert, passed away at 5:12 PM on Saturday, March 04, 2023 at Lima Memorial Hospital. He was born on November 20, 1955, in Van Wert, to the late Allen "Whitey" and Joan (Welker) Custer.

Charles was a 1974 graduate of Van Wert High School. He owned and operated Custer Dump Trucking and Excavating Inc. and was co-owner of Hat Creek Arena. A lifelong Equestrian, Charlie owned and managed Bridge Creek Stables and raised cutting horses. He also participated in Team Penning events. Charlie attended Lifehouse Church. He was a Ohio State Buckeye fan and was often found at the Van Wert Football games. An excellent line dancer, Charlie competed in several dance competitions.

Survivors include his son, Adam (Liz) Custer of Van Wert; brother, Gordon "Gordy" (Malynda) Custer of Van Wert; sisters: Pam Waltmire of Van Wert; Vicki (Scott) Vonderembse of Delphos; granddaughter, Laramie Custer, whom he loved dearly; as well as 2 nieces and 2 nephews.

In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his niece, Brandy Hartman.

A funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at St Paul's Reformed Church, 6077 German Church Rd, Ohio City, OH 45874 with Pastor Steve Drake officiating. Interment will follow in Convoy I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Township Hwy 176 Convoy, OH 45832.

Family and friends will be received from 2 PM to 8 PM on Friday, March 10, 2023 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891, and again at the church one hour prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Charles`s memory may be sent to the American Heart Association.

To share in Charles's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Friday, March 10, 2023

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Visitation

Saturday, March 11, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Saturday, March 11, 2023

11:00 - 11:45 am (Eastern time)

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Interment

Saturday, March 11, 2023

12:15 - 12:30 pm (Eastern time)

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