Death Notice: Charles Mike DeWitt

Charles Mike DeWitt, born Nov. 15, 1931 in Kake, died May 15, 2014 at the age of 82.

DeWitt was a Salvation Army soldier who served in Saxman, Kake, Angoon and Haines, where he built the Salvation Army church in 1967-68.

DeWitt’s mother, Martha James DeWitt, daughter of Chief Shakes of Wrangell, and his father, Forrest DeWitt, preceded him in death. He is survived by his siblings, Matthew DeWitt of Anchorage and Margaret Gross-Hope of Sitka; his wife Betty Ewing of Haines; his children, Charles R. DeWitt and Shannon Willard; grandchildren Stuart and Tiffany DeWitt; and two great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. June 9 at the Haines Alaska Native Brotherhood. A gravesite ceremony will follow, along with a dinner at the American Legion Hall.

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