Charles Durfee

Charles Durfee. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Charles Edward Durfee, Chuck, age 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021.

Chuck was a native of Salinas, California, and a 1963 graduate of North Salinas High School.

He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. After proudly serving in the USMC he went on to a lengthy career in law enforcement spanning over 35 years, lastly working for Coyote Valley Casino in Redwood Valley.

He was a classic car enthusiast who also enjoyed his yearly fishing trips.

Chuck is survived by his son, Charles and wife, Holly Durfee; daughter, Michelle Shannon; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his parents, David and Vivian Durfee and brother, David "Butch" Durfee.

Graveside memorial service will be held at Harley Cemetery, Veterans Circle, on Saturday, Sept. 25, at 11 a.m.

A potluck reception will follow at The American Legion in Kelseyville. Please join us to celebrate what a wonderful man Chuck truly was.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit