Charles Kormanik Obituary

Charles “Charlie” Kormanik, Jr., 65, of Stevensville, passed away on Thursday, February 18, 2021 at Spectrum Health Lakeland in St. Joseph. Arrangements have been made through Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, Missouri. To read Charlie’s full obituary or if you would like to leave a memorial condolence to the family, you may do so at

Charlie was born July 27, 1955, in Kansas City, Kansas to Charles and Anna Marie (Wenski) Kormanik, Sr. He graduated from Winnetonka High School in 1973, where he lettered in football and basketball, being named Mr. Basketball is senior year. He was also on the golf team and still golfed when he could, even hosting many memorable gold tournaments – The Kinamrok Open. After high school, Charlie attended the University of Missouri where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and a Master’s Degree in Business. On April 20, 1991, he married the love of his life, Mary Lynn Gardner in Lake Forest, IL. Charlie was a hard-working entrepreneur and marketing consultant for many years. He was currently working for ReNewal by Anderson. Many knew him for his creation of the PonchoBalls and his big personality; funny, goofy, and joyful were all exceptional words to describe him! In in free time, Charlie loved to be outdoors, avidly golfing and fishing. He was an Eagle Scout, and a Tom Tom Beater in the Tribe of Mic O say. He shared his love of Scouting and the Tribe with his sons, and actively shared many scouting adventures. He was a valuable mentor and molded the younger and weaker and the next generation scouts. Charlie was very creative finding enjoyment in music, cooking, and playing the guitar. He was a hell of a cook and made the best BBQ chicken, spaghetti, biscuits and gravy, and chicken and dumplings! Charlie was the grill master! Most of all he loved his family and friends, and he will be greatly missed. No one will ever fill those big shoes.

Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Mary Lynn Kormanik; sons, Charles H. (Juliana) Kormanik and Nicholas Kormanik; granddaughter, Lennon Faye Kormanik; siblings, Lisa (Dr. Brian) Osgood and Greg (Patti) Kormanik; numerous nieces and nephews; and many loving brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and a slew of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Kormanik, Sr., and Anna Marie Kormanik.

Cremation has taken place and Charlie’s family will celebrate his life privately. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Boy Scouts of America Heart of America Council, Kansas City, Missouri; Bartle Scout Reservation or the Tribe of Mic O Say.