Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

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Alumni Obituaries

Father Charles Doyle

Rev. Charles E. Doyle, J.D., 90,
Hammond, Indiana, passed away
Monday, April 9, 2018 at 4:25 am in
the Albertine Home, Hammond, IN. 


Morning Prayers will be held at 10:00
am Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at St. Ann
of the Dunes Catholic Church, 433
East Golfwood Road, Beverly Shores,
IN followed by Mass of Christian Burial
at 10:30 am with Bishop Donald Hying
celebrating Mass. 
Private burial will
take place in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, IN. 

Receiving of
Rev. Doyle into church will be held at 2:00 pm Monday at St. Ann on the
Dunes Catholic Church. with visitation following until 8:00 pm. Evening
Prayer will take place at 7:30 pm Monday in the church. The
Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Michigan City, IN is handling
arrangements. 

He was born May 10, 1927 in Nappanee, Indiana to the late Thomas C.
and Ruth M. (Serin) Doyle.
Surviving are his brother, Thomas (Sandra) Doyle of South Bend, IN; and
several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by his three brothers, John, Patrick and
Richard Doyle.
Father Doyle attended Nappanee Elementary School and graduated from
James Witcomb Riley High School, South Bend, IN. 

He received his
Liberal Arts Degree from St. Meinrad College, Masters Degree in
Education from Loyal University and his Doctors Degree in Law from
Valparaiso University. He was ordained as a Priest on May 1, 1953. 

His
pastoral assignments included Associate Pastor of St. Mary's, East
Chicago, IN, Sacred Heart, Whiting, IN, St. Emeric, Gary, IN and Pastor
of St. Ann of the Dunes, Beverly Shores, IN from 1969 until his retirement
in 1996. 

Father Doyle's particular assignments included: Teacher at
Bishop Noll Institute; Chaplain at Beatty Memorial Hospital, Westville, IN;
Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher's Committee for National Education Grant
for training young African Americans; Martin Luther King, Jr. civil rights
march in Montgomery, AL in 1965; Chaplain of Indiana State Prison;
Founder and Chair of the Duneland Coalition for the abolishment of the
death penalty; Attorney for the Michigan City Human Rights Commission; Public Defender for LaPorte County, IN; Appointed to the U.S. Civil Rights
Commission by President Jimmy Carter; and Indiana Chair for CURE (
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errant's). 

His awards included; Boy
Scout of America Eagle Scout Award; The Sagamore of the Wabash
Award; St. Meinrad Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award; and
the LaPorte County, IN Lawyers Association Humanitarian of the Year
Award.