Age 85, of Lansing, MI, passed away on August 27, 2013.  He was born in Lansing on May 28, 1928.  He was a 1947 graduate of J. W. Sexton High School, a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a graduate of the FBI Academy, earning a BA Degree from Northwood Institute.  He was a member of the City of Lansing Police Dept. for 40 years, retiring as its Chief in 1991.  He was a member of the Michigan and International Association of Police Chiefs; a Past President of the Kiwanis Club of Lansing, and a member of the Old Newsboy’s Association.

Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Emiline; 2 daughters, Rita (David) Wieber of DeWitt and Renee (Erik) Denslow of Spring Lake; 7 grandchildren, Lindsay (Elliot) Rudert, Ryan, Jordyn and Kyra Wieber, Maya, Anna and Eli Denslow; sister, Nancy (Bill) Fluke; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by a sister, Bonnie Dorff.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2013 at St. Mary Cathedral, 219 Seymour Ave., Lansing, with The Rev. Msgr. Bernard Reilly as Celebrant.  The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to:  Lansing Police Historical Preservation Association; Lansing Kiwanis Club Endowment Fund; Lansing Catholic High School; or Bluebird Cancer Retreats.

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15 Messages to “Charles Edward Reifsnyder”

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    Daniel Isaac Says:

    I hope to see you at that final Roll Call in heaven,Chief. I will never forget working for you.

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    Annette Snyder Says:

    So sorry for the loss of your beloved husband. Prayers for you and your family.

  3. 13
    Stephen Chubb Says:

    All of Chuck’s friends at the Central Michigan Law Enforcement Association will miss his smiling face and friendship. Thanks for all of the years of devoted membership.

  4. 12
    COL Howard Becker Says:

    May God Grace the Family with Great Memories to give them comfort at this time of loss as we shall miss The Chief.

    Love and Prayers Howard and Colleen Becker

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    Al & Liz Henry Says:

    We were so sorry to hear about your Dad Rita. Our deepest sympathy to your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. I know you have so many stories and memories that will be in your hearts forever. A truly great father and grandfather! Love Al, Liz, Adam, Melissa, and Jessica.

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