Charles E. Betsker, 95, of Catawissa, passed away on Jan. 3, 2018, in Grandview Nursing Home in Danville.
He was born Sept. 26, 1922, in New Berlin, a son of the late Irving and Lydia Betsker. On Feb. 27, 1948, he married the former Ruth Ressler who passed in 2005.
Charles served in World War II, and was a "D" Day veteran. He went ashore on June 6, 1944 on the first day of the invasion on Utah Beach at 10 a.m. with the 474th AAA (Anti Aircraft) Battalion. This group was later assigned to George Patton's Army as they proceeded into France.
Charles attended St Luke's Lutheran Church in Sunbury.
He was employed by PPL the majority of his career and retired in the 1980s.
Charles was a member of the Sunbury Masonic Lodge 22.
He was an avid baseball player in his youth. He would often enjoy fishing and hunted with his dog, King.
Charles enjoyed being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He often met with his friends for morning coffee in Sunbury and Catawissa.
He is survived by his son, Brent C. Betsker; daughter, Diane and her husband Al PraSisto; his grandchildren, Eric, and Nicole and her husband Dave Devonshire, and their children Charles, Gregory, and baby Vivian; his sister, Ann Kline, her son, Roger and family; and his brother, Luther Betsker and his children, Paula, Pamela, Steven, and their families.
Friends and family may visit from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the David T. Zweier Funeral Home Inc., 157 Chestnut St., Sunbury, followed by the funeral at 1.
Interment will follow in the Northumberland Memorial Park, Stonington.
Condolences may be made at davidzweierfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 4, 2018