Rodney Charbeneau, 88, of Imlay City, MI died Monday, May 11, 2020 surrounded by his loving family at his son’s home in Imlay City, MI. Rodney Paul Charbeneau was born January 21, 1932 in Mount Clemens, MI. He is the son of the late Amiel and the late Viola (Jones) Charbeneau. Rodney grew up in Mt. Clemens, MI. He attended Mt. Clemens High School. Rodney moved to Imlay City in 1966 until 1984 when he moved to Texas. He married Beth Ann Draper in the early 1980s. They lived in Grand Prairie, Texas until 2017, when Rodney and Beth moved back to Imlay City, MI.
He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Rodney was a self-employed truck driver and large truck mechanic. He owned a dairy farm, and ice cream store, and sold farm equipment.
He is survived by his wife, Beth Ann Charbeneau; children, Cheryl Ann Kalisz of Sebastian, FL, Cathryn (Brian) Grachal of Lewiston, MI, Joseph (Betsy) Charbeneau of Imlay City, MI, Colleen (William) Wildner of Naples, FL, Steven Charbeneau of Imlay City, MI, Douglas (Dawn) Charbeneau of Metamora, MI, Jodi (Jonathan) Merkel of Grapevine, TX, Jenna (Dylan) Johnson of Fort Worth, TX, Jason Charbeneau of Fort Worth, TX, Julie Charbeneau of Montreal, Canada, and Jacqueline Charbeneau of Fort Worth, TX; his sister, Gail Rak of Sterling Heights, MI; brother, Henry Charbeneau of Algonac, MI; fifteen grandchildren, Adam, Angela, Alan, Erika, Josef, Aimee, Aaron, Alex, Dakota, Brooke, Owen, Nora, Madeleine, Warren, and Lucien; eight great-grandchildren, Ashton, Juliana, Andrew, Domonic, Deacon, Callum, Christian, and Delaney; and his brother-in-law, Donald Dick of Imlay City, MI.
Rodney was preceded in death by a baby daughter; his brother, Garth Charbeneau; and sisters, Beverly Dick and June Palmer.
Cremation has taken place. The family is planning a Celebration of Rodney’s life at a later date.
Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.
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