Charles A Axtell, age 87, of Vicksburg, MI, passed away surrounded by family in his home on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017. Charles was born on January 13th, 1930, to Everett and Olive Axtell. He graduated from Kalamazoo High School in 1949. He met his wife, Dolores while in high school, and they married September 16th, 1960. They had two children, Charles, and Cheryl. Charles worked for Consumers Energy and retired in 1987. Charles was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served as a paratrooper in the 11th Airborne Division. Charles's greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren, Alicia, Charlie, Bobby, Jimmy, Jessica, Jennifer, Sarah, and Stacie, and his great grandchildren, Timmy, Logan, Charlie Jr., Audrey, Cayden, Conner, Caleb, and Carter. A private ceremony for family will be held to celebrate Charles's life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.