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Charles "Charley" E. Harper

September 22, 1943 — April 27, 2024

Paullina

Charles “Charley” E. Harper

Paullina, Iowa

            Services for Charley E. Harper, age 80, of Paullina, who passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at his residence in Paullina.  His celebration of life will be at 10:30 A.M. on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Oakdale Evangelical Free Church in rural Meriden.

             Visitation with family present will be from 9 to 10 A.M. on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at Oakdale Evangelical Free Church in rural Meriden.
              In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the new Paullina EMS Building.
              Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Paullina.

IN LOVING MEMORY OF

CHARLES E. HARPER

 

BORN

September 22, 1943 ~ Long Beach, California

PASSED AWAY

April 27, 2024 ~ Paullina, Iowa

 

CELEBRATION OF LIFE

10:30 A.M. Saturday, June 1, 2024

Oakdale Evangelical Free Church; rural Meriden, Iowa

CLERGY

Pastor Dave Cooper & Pastor Andy Brown

 

MUSIC

“The Holy City”

Duet:  Jill Freed & Josh Hancock

CONGREGATIONAL HYMNS

Medley

“His Name Is Wonderful” “Ther’s Something About That Name” “Blessed Assurance”

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness”

“Doxology”

 

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS

Lance Freed                                                Greg Geerdes

Craig Ivarson                                      James Mastbergen

Roy Scott                                               Burdette Weaver

 

In lieu of flowers, memorials 

may be directed to the new Paullina EMS Building.

 

After today’s service, relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

 

Arrangements are under the care of the 

Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa

CHARLES E. HARPER

 

     Charles Everett Harper, the son of George R. and Chloe (Scott) Harper, was born on September 22, 1943, in Long Beach, California.  He attended and graduated from Kingsburg High School in Kingsburg, California in 1961, he furthered his education by earning his associate degree from Reedley College in Industrial Arts.  On October 15, 1966 he was united in marriage to Doroty Regier in Reedley, California.  After graduating he worked for Thornburry & Allen body shop before buying Kingsburg Cultivator where he owned and operated for 20 years.  In 1993, Dorothy and Charley sold their business and moved to Iowa.  He worked for Schoon Construction, Circle S in Paullina and drove for Schuster Trucking for 17 years, retiring in 2022.  Charley passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, April 27, 2024, reaching the age of 80 years, 7 months, and 5 days.

     Charley was a member of Oakdale Evangelical Free Church in rural Meriden, Iowa.   He enjoyed classic cars, racing cars, and judging car shows.  Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his family, attending grandchildren’s events and teaching them life skills.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 57 years, Dorothy; four sons, Chad of Kuna, Idaho, Adam (Charity), Ryan (Tiffany) both of Paullina, and Todd (Melodie) of  Collinsville, Oklahoma; twelve grandchildren, Jarren and Kaitlyn, Brendan (Jessica), Tyler (Tyra), Alyssa, Karsten, Kallie, Kason, Wyatt, Addyson, Westyn, and Coltyn; great granddaughter, Nyla; two sisters, Lorraine (Tom) Suderman of Visalia, California and Janice Parsneau of Forney, Texas; an “adopted” son, Gustavo Montejano  also other relatives and friends.

     Charley was preceded in death by his parents, son, Matthew and brother-in-law, Tony Parsneau.

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Visitation

Saturday, June 1, 2024

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

Oakdale Evangelical Free Church

1207 450th St., Meriden, IA 51037

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 1, 2024

10:30 - 11:15 am (Central time)

Oakdale Evangelical Free Church

1207 450th St., Meriden, IA 51037

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