PRINCETON — Charles R. Drogich, 71 of Princeton, passed away Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 at his home.

He was born Nov. 9, 1946, in Vincennes, to Thomas and Maxine (Russell) Drogich Jr., who preceded him in death.

Charlie was a former coal miner working for Old Ben Coal Company for several years. He previously worked for the former Potter and Brumfield as a computer programmer, and later worked for Southern Indiana Tire and for Nu Gas. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite. He was a lifelong racing fan, enjoyed working on cars and helped with some local area racing teams through the years. He enjoyed traveling and wildlife.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Drogich of Princeton, whom he married Dec. 15, 1966. They had just celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. He is also survived by a son, Brian Drogich (Amy) of Princeton and granddaughter, Cora Drogich; and sister, Beverly Phillips (Tyk) of Florida.

Funeral service is at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Pastor Brad Keenan officiating. Burial will follow in Columbia “White” Church Cemetery in Princeton. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a Masonic memorial service at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Colvin Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross, 312 W. State St. , Princeton IN, 47670 or make a donation of blood at the next area blood drive, which Charlie regularly did. Envelopes for monetary donations will be available at the funeral home.

Condolences may be expressed or you can light a candle at www.colvinfuneralhome.com

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