Charles Tatyrek was born on February 18, 1930. His parents were Robert & Fannie (Dudek) Tatyrek. He has one brother, Edward Tatyrek, and three sisters, Marie Ann Cargill, Helen Faye Millington, and Ruth Tatyrek. Charles married Loretta Ellison on October 30, 1951. They have a son, Leon Tatyrek, born August 4, 1953, and his wife Kim and a daughter, Janet Tatyrek, born June 13, 1960.