Charles Garner


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Posted Online: April 07, 2013, 7:48 pm
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Charles "Chuck" Garner, 67, of Wilton, Iowa, died on Thursday April 4, 2013, at St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston, Texas.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at West Liberty Community Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Online condolences may be made to the family at hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements.
Charles was born on Sept. 3, 1945, in Keithsburg, the son of John and Nell E. Ware Garner. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany. On June 30, 1973, he was united in marriage to Carol McNamara in Joy.
Chuck had worked with Union Local 150 as an operating engineer, operating heavy equipment for more than 40 years. He loved spending time at his cabin in New Boston, where his door always was open to friends and family dropping in for drinks or coffee. He enjoyed fishing, boating, building things, golfing, collecting coins and was said to never know a stranger. He loved his kids and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Garner, of Wilton; two children, William (Kelly Weinbrandt) Garner, of Wilton, and Kim (Dr. John) Hoffman, of Bettendorf; eight grandchildren, Justin, Eric, Matt, Ryan, Lauren and Morgan Hoffman and Chapley and Jalay Garner; mother, Nell Conklin, of West Liberty; brothers, David (Lois) Garner, of New Boston, and Ronald (Barbara) Garner, of Redding, Calif.; and sister, Luann (Fred Terwilliger) Shelton, of Mount Ayr, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his father; two sisters, Donna Munson and Dianne Reinhart; and two brothers, John Garner and Russell James Garner.












 



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