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Charlie Case

Charles Rolland Case was born October 23, 1943 in Osceola, Iowa to Vaughn Andrew and Betty Louise (Dusenberry) Case. He lived on a farm south of Ellston, Iowa and attended school in Ellston until it closed and then he attended Mount Ayr Community Schools. In January of 1961 he joined the US Navy stationed on the USS Bennington CVS 20 Aircraft carrier until October 1964.

On July 31, 1965 Charles was married to Sharon Priest, to this union were born Darrel Justin on June 1, 1967, Lywanda Lynn on October 30, 1970 and Travis Alan on October 18, 1974.

Charlie drove trucks, worked on farms, ran dozers and worked at grain elevators, about anything you could do without a lot of education. He also worked as a janitor at the Mount Ayr Community Schools for 11 years. He enjoyed being around all the kids and watching them grow.

In May of 2006 he and Sharon were separated and later divorced.

Charlie and Diane Sickels were married on July 16, 2010. At this time he inherited more kids, Suzi Schaefer, Karen Shannon, and Nancy Elmer.
Charlie never met a stranger and he has made many life long friends this way. Charlie enjoyed tractors, He and Diane were members of the Clarke County Old Iron and Nebraska Antique Farming Association. They thoroughly enjoyed the tractor drives not only in Iowa but also in Nebraska. The favorite ones are the ones going across Nebraska border to border. Some of his best friends are his extended tractor family from "out there".

Charlie lost his battle with cancer on May 4, 2016. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; sister, Marcia Warham; son, Travis.

Left to cherish Charlie's memory is his wife, Diane; son, Darrel (Dana) Case; daughter, Lywanda Case; grandchildren, Josh Case, Trevor and Emily Perkins, Zachary and Travis Alan Case Jr.; step children, Suzi (Bill) Schaefer, Karen (Allen) Shannon and Nancy Elmer; step grandchildren, Dacia Leytham, Samantha, Loryn, Natalie and Tate Schaefer, Olivia and Sadie Shannon; and a host of friends.

  • Visitation

    May 09, 2016
    12:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Family Will Be Present

    May 09, 2016
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home

    205 West Monroe St
    Mount Ayr, IA

  • Burial with Military Rites at a later date

    Oliver Cemetery

    Kellerton, IA

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Diane, So sorry about Charlie. I know what you are going through and it is awful. I have never felt pain like we are going through. God Bless you.

Posted by Barbara Foland - Grant City, MO - Friend   May 17, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Diane and family sorry to hear about Charlie we are sure going to miss him I intended to come to the visitation the work day lasted longer than intended I''m still on the road at 6:15 if you ever need anything don''t be afraid to ask I''m sure you will get more help than you want but that is exactly what Charlie would have done for any of us

Posted by Brian Pennington - Lucas, IA - Friend   May 09, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We are friends of Sharon Case''s. Our prayers are with Sharon and Family during this time of grief and sorrow.

Posted by Linda & Bill Shoemaker - Ellston, IA - Friend   May 09, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Fair winds and following seas, my friend. Prayers for the family. RIP

Posted by Tim Neighbours - tingley, IA - Friend   May 06, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. He was such a nice guy. He will be missed.

Posted by LaShay French - Waukee, IA - Acquaintance   May 05, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Met Charlie when he was a teenager and he would ride to the dances in Afton on Sat night. He would sneak out his bedroom window and come to town where we would pick him up. He was so shy... Unbelievable as Charlie never met a stranger after he grew up, Loved his first family and did not see much of him in later years. Condolences

Posted by bill and linda smith - SUMMERVILLE, SC - Friend   May 05, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

I Charlie for many years. We ran loads down south and cross paths a lot. First met him driving dump trucks.in1983he always was a great talker. I will miss him.Bless you all.

Posted by John Groves - Thayer, IA - Friend   May 05, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Charlie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Susan & Mike Greene - St. Charles, MO - Friend   May 04, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

We are so saddened to hear of Charlie''s passing. We extend to you and your family our deepest sympathy. Take care, Diane. Larry & Rita Hunter

Posted by Rita Hunter - Redondo Beach, CA - Friend   May 04, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Wow Charlie Case , I met you when you used to come into the feedbunk, Decatur city, with Cecil and Mike Madden . What great memories. How time flies. Prayers for your family. RIP Charlie

Posted by Penni Hewlett - Iowa City, IA - Friend   May 04, 2016

Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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