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Charles "Charlie" Oxenholm

October 10, 1937 ~ November 4, 2020 (age 83)

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Charles “Charlie” Oxenholm, 83, of Beaufort, NC, formerly of Fort Lauderdale, FL, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the Crystal Coast Hospice in Newport, NC

His memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020, at Munden Funeral Home. Friends are welcome to attend the service. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through his obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, there will be a limit to the number of people in the building at one time, as well, those who attend will be asked to bring and wear a protective mask. Help us honor the family while practicing safe measures. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through the website.  (See link below for the Service Bulletin including the Order of Service.)

Born in 1937 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Fannie Squires Oxenholm Mattern and Paul Henry Pedersen Oxenholm. Charlie proudly and honorably served his country in both the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force, serving during both the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired in 1977 after 20+ distinguished years of service. He later worked for many years at the Derecktor Shipyards in Dania, FL before moving to North Carolina. Charlie was a friendly face to many in the community who visited the Carteret County Court House where he faithfully worked for many years, or at Grumpy’s Restaurant in Morehead City where he was a daily patron.

He is survived by his daughter, Lea E. Archer and her husband Larry of Clermont, FL.  He is the brother of Margaret Hollie of Plantation, FL Also surviving are his nieces Debbie Collura and partner Dennis Maineri of FL, Susan Rand and her husband Chuck of WY, Lisa Wright and her husband Chris of CA, April Carroll and her husband Mark of GA, and Katherine Oxenholm of the UK;  his nephews Thomas Hannah and his wife Loretta of CA, John Hannah and his wife  Torrie of GA, Peter Oxenholm and his wife Cecilia of NY, Andrew Oxenholm of the UK; and his dear friend and care giver, Pete Marucha of Morehead City, NC.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Doris Puletz Oxenholm; and siblings, Calvin Oxenholm, Harold “Pete” Oxenholm, Laura Gibney and Eileen Davis Baxter.

Our sincere thanks are extended to the staff of the Crystal Coast Hospice House for their care of Charlie in his last days, and to Nicole Frost of the Palliative Care team for Carteret Health for her kindness during this difficult time. The family would also like to thank Pete for his wonderful friendship and care of Charlie over the past years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to National Kidney Foundation, C/O Team Kidney Fundraising Support, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or The ALS Association, PO Box 37022, Boone, IA 50037-0022 (who supported his beloved late sister Eileen in her battle with ALS) in memory of Charlie.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 

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 Service Program


Memorial Service
November 9, 2020

6:00 PM
Munden Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.
2112 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557


National Kidney Foundation, C/O Team Kidney Fundraising Support
30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016, New York NY 10016
Tel: 1-800-622-9010

ALS Association - Lou Gehrig Disease
P.O. Box 37022, Boone IA 50037
Tel: 1-888-949-2577

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