Charles O. Fossmo

August 3, 1970 ~ September 4, 2018 (age 48)

Charles Olaf Fossmo, age 48, passed away on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018.

"Charlie" was born on August 3rd, 1970, to Paul and Barbara Fossmo of Petoskey and he resided in Alanson, MI. He was a US Navy Veteran, served in the Gulf War and was an officer of the Pellston Lodge 440 of Masons.

Charlie worked with great pride for Johnson's Bus service as a school bus driver for the last 11 years and also drove the Petoskey Trolley every summer. He was loved by everyone who knew him and he made friends wherever he went.

He was preceded in death by his mother Barbara. He is survived by his father, Paul; sister, Heidi (Roy) Fossmo Bartlett of Jackson; brother, Jeffrey (Erica) Fossmo of Rockford; nieces, Heather Gray, Melissa Ladd and Maddie Nance; nephew, Nick Nance; and his fiance, Tara Otto-Brill of Petoskey.

A memorial service will be held at the Festival Shelter Waterfront Pavilion (Petoskey Waterfront), 200 Wachtel Street, on Saturday, September 15th at 10:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Charlie through a memorial donation are asked to make donations in C/O Paul Fossmo, 7245-77 Upper Kelsey Drive., Charlevoix, MI 49720.


I hold onto our memories, the ones that are so dear,
To try to keep you always close, now you are not here
You were called, it was your time
It is so true, you left a legacy, there was no one like you
You were very special, And I just want to say
I feel lost in many ways, you are not here today
I will never forget you, and I know I have been blessed
To have you for my brother, because you were the best...

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