Charles Victor “Vic” Malherbe, Sr., age 84, of Bryan, passed from this world early Wednesday, August 28, 2013, with family at his beside, while in rehabilitation at Genesis Healthcare in Bryan. Vic was a mechanical engineer and owned his own real estate agency, “Flying M Realtors”, in Arizona for many years. He loved to fly and as a private pilot, would take customers for ariel views of prospective properties around Arizona to give them a unique view of the land. Vic was also an accomplished artist and served in the US Navy Reserve where he was honorably discharged in 1952. To many he was a Giant of a Man, being a son, brother, father, grandfather, pilot, artist and friend.
Charles Victor “Vic” Malherbe, Sr. was born April 8, 1929, in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Louis V. and Anna (Harden) Malherbe. He is survived by nine children, including two daughters from Bryan, Rhonda Wilson and her son, Kyle (Shella) Wilson, and Rita (Ron) Miller and their children, Tina (Matt) Nofzinger, Shelly (Chad) Johnson, Tracy (Doug) Williamson, and Jodi (Chad) Tinkel, two sons, Charles (Charlene) Malherbe, Jr., of Payson, Arizona, Louis (Donna) Malherbe, of Albuquerque, New Mexico and daughters, Diana (Steve) Wohlwend, of Elkville, Illinois, Kathy (Raymond) Moyers, of Queen Creek, Arizona, Connie Martin, of Zebulon, Georgia, Bonnie (Darrell) Black, of Lewis, Colorado, and Sally (Terry) Self, of Chino Valley, Arizona, and many dearly loved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings, Donna (Ralph) Jenkins, Wilma Phillips, Myra (Keith Doles) Chaney, Richard (Leota) Malherbe and Sue (Ron) Murphy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally May (Clark) Malherbe, his parents, a son-in-law, Tom Martin, a daughter-in-law, Lou Ann Malherbe, a granddaughter, Rebecca Sue Wohlwend, three brothers, John Malherbe, Bobby James, and Timothy Jay Malherbe, a sister, Rosemary Malherbe Agin and his faithful dog and companion, El Tigré.
Private family services were held locally with his final resting place to be in the Arizona Valley where he called home for forty-five years and his heart never left. Arrangements have been entrusted to Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan, Ohio.