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Charles F. Pardon (above), retired Ann Arbor business man, died suddenly yesterday at his home at 1029 Spring St. Funeral services will be held tomorrow.

Charles Pardon Dies Suddenly

Retired Merchant Was 77 Years Old

Charles F. Pardon, 77 years old, retired retail grocer and meat dealer, died suddenly yesterday morning of a heart attack at his home at 1029 Spring St.

Born June 20, 1862, in Ann Arbor, a son of the late Edward and Wilhelmina Lindemann Pardon, he had lived in Ann Arbor most of his life.

Mr. Pardon operated a grocery and meat business in South Lyon for six years, returning to Ann Arbor in 1894 and erecting the Pardon building at Main St. and Miller Ave., where he conducted a meat and grocery market for a number of years. He was local representative of Swift & Co. for six years and then was manager of the Home Packing Co. for 10 years, this being during the first 10 years of the firm’s operation. For five years after that he was engaged in the wholesale packing business in Flint.

Since his retirement from active business life about 13 years ago, Mr. Pardon had devoted most of his time to gardening in the acreage which adjoins the Spring St. residence.

He was married June 24, 1888, in Freedom township, to Augusta Bethke, and they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1938.

Mr. Pardon was a member of Zion Lutheran church. Of their four children, a son, Carl, died March 13, 1927.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Leo, of Flint; two daughters, Mrs. Chalmer Williams of Beverly Hills, Calif, and Mrs. Clarence Kellogg of Huntington Woods; nine grandchildren; a brother, Edward Pardon and two sisters, Mrs. Lyman Hibbard and Mrs. Jacob Eschelbach, all of Ann Arbor; and several nephews and nieces.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Muehlig chapel. Rev. E. C. Stellhorn will officiate. Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Friends may call at the residence until. Tuesday morning, and after 10 o’clock tomorrow at the chapel.