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Charles Franklin Hinshaw

February 12, 1923 ~ January 10, 2018 (age 94)

  Charles "Franklin" Hinshaw, a World War II Veteran, of Carmel, IN died January 10, 2018 due to a stroke.  He was born on February 12, 1923 at home in Carmel . Franklin was a 1941 graduate of Carmel High School.

A believer in American ideals, Franklin enlisted in the US Army September 15, 1942 to fight for freedom.  He served until October 1945 as a B-24 Liberator pilot in the 578th Bomb Squadron 392nd Bomb Group stationed in Wendling, England.

When he returned from the war, he joined Allison Division of GM, where he worked for 37 years retiring in 1983 as Plant 5 night shift Production Manager.

Known to his family and friends as a philosopher, he loved to engineer and build everything he needed to maintain his home and garden including lawnmowers, furniture, room additions and outbuildings. 

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Anna Mairs Hinshaw; children, Les Hinshaw (Helen), Tom Hinshaw (Kathy), Judy Singleton (Jim), and Jeff Hinshaw (Marilyn); 11 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.

A gathering for visitation will begin at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 in St Christopher's Episcopal Church,1402 W Main Street, Carmel, where the Memorial Service will follow at 11:30 am conducted by Rev. Jenny Hullen.  Military Honors will also be given at the service.


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