Charles Allen “C.A.” Gratzer, 69, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Ky.

Born April 28, 1953, in Indianapolis, Ind., he was the son of the late Robert and Juanita (Sandage) Gratzer.

C.A. spent most of his working career in law enforcement and was the Santa Claus town marshal. He also worked at Schwab Safe in Cannelton, where he retired. He was also a past member of the Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his dog companion, Angel

Survivors include his daughter, Tasha Gratzer of Aurora, Ind.; his grandchildren, Dylon (Ravyn) Vincent, Chelsey (Andrew) Conner, Trey (Aubrey) Matheis and Alexis Turner; great-grandchildren, Olivia Thiery, Malcom Thiery and Gwendylon Vincent; sister, Roxanne (Keith) Rust of Tell City, Ind.; and great-nephew, Silas Zuelly.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his daughter, Whitney Turner; and his niece, Danielle Zuelly.

A prayer was held Saturday, June 18, at Zoercher-Gillick Funeral Home.

Visitation was Friday, June 17, and Saturday, June 18, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth/Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services or to St. Pius Catholic Church.

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