Charles was born on November 26, 1972, in Escanaba, Michigan to Thomas A. Clarage, and Maria Clarage. He grew up in Gladstone until his parents’ divorce. He then moved around and settled in Appleton, Wisconsin. Charles is a 1991 graduate of Appleton East High School. He has attended collages in both Ill., and Michigan. He has had the opportunity to work for several different company’s over his career. On September 6, 2003 Charles married his lady Kathy Marie Rondeau. They reside in Green Bay Wisconsin.
Symbolic Lodge: Initiated an Entered Apprentice January 2, 1992, Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft February 6, 1992, and Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason February 15, 1992 in Washington Lodge #21 Free and Accepted Masons in Green Bay, Wisconsin where he is a Perpetual Member. Charles served as Worshipful Master of Washington Lodge #21 in 1999.
Capitular Degrees: Exalted a Royal Arch Mason in Warren Chapter #8, Royal Arch Masons in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Served Warren Chapter as High Priest. Received the Honorary Degree of Past High Priest.
Cryptic Degrees: Greeted a Select Master in Warren Council #13, Royal and Select Masters in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Served Warren Council as Thrice Illustrious Master. Received the Honorary Degrees of Super Excellent Master in 2007. Past Thrice Illustrious Master (Order of the Silver Trowel) and Order of Ish Sodi.
Chivalric Orders: Created a Knight Templar in Palestine Commandery #20 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Served Palestine Commandery as Commander. Received the Honorary Degree of Past Commander. Plural Member of Ivanhoe Commandery #24, and Marinette Commandery #26.
Member of the Valley of Green Bay Scottish Rite. Member of Beja Shrine in Green Bay Wisconsin and plural member at Tripoli Shrine in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Honorary and Invitational Bodies: Created a Knight of York in North Central Wisconsin York Rite College #112. Served as Governor. Received the Order of the Purple Cross, York Rite Sovereign College of North America. Created a Knight Companion in Nicolet Conclave, Order of the Red Cross of Constantine. Received the Order of St. John the Evangelist and the Order of the Holy Sepulcher on August. Received into Simon of Cyrene Tabernacle #XV, Holy Royal Arch Knight Templar Priests as a Knight Templar Priest. Invested as a Knight of York Cross of Honor in Wisconsin Priory #16. Created a Frater in the Wisconsin College of Societas Rosicruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis
Charles is also active with DeMolay. He serves as Chairman of the advisory board for Green bay Chapter order of DeMolay. He also serves on the State staff as a district EO.