Charles “Babe” Little, 93, of Superior Road in Houghton, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022, at UP Health Systems – Portage Hospital following a short illness.
He was born on May 8, 1929, in Dodgeville, MI, a son of the late Charles and Pearl (Hearn) Little. Charles was a graduate of the Houghton High School with the class of 1949.
Mr. Little was a veteran having served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 as a Corporal spending six months in Germany. He was a member of Alfred Erickson Post #186 American Legion of Hancock.
On June 6, 1953, he was united in marriage to Dolores Trolin at the St. Matthews Evangelical Church in Hancock.
For a short time they lived in the Detroit area before returning to make a home in the Copper Country. Even though Babe was always a farmer at heart he worked as a carpenter.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, mother-in-law, a father-in-law, brothers-in-law Frank Burich and Carl Anderson; Sisters: Florence Burich, and Margaret Anderson; Step-sister June Harvey, and Step Brother Lewellyn Moyle
Charles is survived by: his wife of almost 69 years: Dolores “Dee” Little
His children: Karen (Duane) Aho, Mark (Vicki) Little, Randy (Carol) Little
His grandchildren: Heather (Ryan) Bishop, Ryan (Rosemary) Aho, Mark (Krystal) Little, Jay Little, Nathaniel (Brianna) Little, Eric (Michelle) Little, Adam Little
His great-grandchildren: Brittany, Vera, Megan, Jocelyn, Jake, Emmett, Austin, Ryder, Remi and Sophie.
Military Honors conducted by the Copper County Veterans Association and the Alfred Erickson Post #186 American Legion of Hancock for Charles will be held 1:00 pm Thursday June 2, 2022, at the Forest Hill Cemetery of Houghton.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy the family suggests that memorial Contributions be given to Alfred Erickson Post #186 American Legion of Hancock in memory of Charles “Babe” Little.
To view Charles's obituary or to send condolences to the family please visit www.memorialchapel.net.
The Memorial Chapel Funeral & Cremation Services Hancock Chapel is assisting the family with the arrangements.