Born Jan. 7, 1931 in Washington, he was the son of Charles Edward Rummel and Pansey Powell Rummel.
He graduated from Union High School in 1949 and was a member of the First Christian Church in Dugger. He was a retired welding supervisor for Twigg in Martinsville and Spincraft in Wisconsin.
Survivors include: his wife of 58 years, Betty Jo Dover Remmel of Dugger; two sons, Michael Jo Remmel and Brian Lee Remmel of Waukesha, Wis.; a sister, Carolyn Remmel of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Angela Scally, Keela Ellis, Robert and Cody Remmel; four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Dawson and Ella Scally and Layla Ellis.
He was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Pansey and Bill Mason; and one son, Charles Richard Remmel, Jr.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Newkirk's Funeral Home in Dugger with Rev. Scott Chamber officiating. Burial will be in Dugger Cemetery.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.