Charles Russell Dellenbaugh, Jr., age 81 of Groveport, Ohio passed away October 15, 2020. He was born March 9, 1939 in Columbus, Ohio to the late Charles and Dorothy Dellenbaugh. Charles was an entrepreneur from the time he was a young boy. He started with raising a garden and selling produce. As a teenager he and his friend, John Czompi, raced at Columbus Motor Speedway. Over the years he had multiple careers including working at Westinghouse, crop and livestock production, logging, heavy equipment operator, managing Alum Creek Topsoil, and farm equipment restoration and sales. His innovative methods of raising hogs resulted in The Ohio State University College of Agriculture bringing students to see how he was producing record breaking sow production. In his retirement he continued farm equipment repair and enjoyed gardening. Charles was a patriot to the core and loves and supports President Donald J. Trump.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Donald Russell Dellenbaugh. Survivors include his loving wife of 19 years, Jane Dellenbaugh, children, all of whom he loved dearly, Charles Daniel (Mary) Dellenbaugh, Cathy Marie Wischmeyer, Peggy Sue Ziggler, Clinton (Becky) Dellenbaugh, step-sons, John Adair (Melissa) Paine, and Thomas Edward (Kimberley) Paine; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and sister, Connie Skeen and many nieces and nephews. His sisters-in-law and their husbands, Margaret (John) Nicholson, Helen (Dwight) Doerring, Ada (J.D.) Greer, have added an extra pleasant dimension to his family associations.
Family and friends may visit 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21 at the Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home, 650 W. Waterloo Street, Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110 with a memorial service to follow at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the church where he was a member and served for many years as an elder, Greater Works Church, 879 Oxley Road, Grandview Heights, Ohio 43212.
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