Pettingill, Charles Edward --- 1930-2001
EVANS, PETTINGILL, JAY, COUNTERS, CHRISTIANSON
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Date: 4/26/2013 at 11:04:21
Charles Edward Pettingill
Charles "Chuck" Pettingill, 71, of Waukon died Sunday, June 23, at Good Samaritan Center in Waukon following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon, with Rev. Larry Olson officiating.
Casket bearers were Kevin Hoisington, Dr. Bill R. and Dr. Bill N. Withers, Danny Schlitter, Howard Van Ruler, Fred Matthews, Chuck Bloxham and Chuck Fritz. Honorary casket bearers were his grandchildren: Kay Zimmerman, Betty Hogan, Jane Dietrich and the businessman coffee group.
Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Waukon. Martin Funeral Home of Waukon handled arrangements.
Charles Edward Pettingill was born April 20, 1930 in Marshalltown to Charles Byron and Dorotha Lucille (Evans) Pettingill.
He was baptized and joined the First Presbyterian Church in Waukon, attended Marshalltown Elementary School and graduated from Marshalltown High School in 1948.
He married Patricia Jay on June 5, 1949 at Friends Church in Lynnville, Iowa.
At a very young age, he began working for Clifton's Super Market and continued working for Clifton's in all departments, rising to the level of store manager. In 1960, Chuck was transferred to Waukon, where he took over Clifton's newly opened store. When the store closed a few years later, Chuck and Patricia decided to turn down a transfer offer to allow their family to remain in the Waukon area.
They operated the IGA store in Waukon, with Chuck later working for Gold Bond Stamps and Farm Bureau Insurance. In the late 1960's Chuck began working for KNEI radio as sales manager, continuing in this relationship for 18 years.
In 1985 Pat and Chuck purchased the Meierkord Building and opened Candlelite Gifts, retiring in February 2000.
Chuck was involved in many activities throughout his life. In Marshalltown, he was active in the Masonic Lodge, the Junior Chamber of Commerce and the National Guard.
Waukon activities included the Boy Scouts, Explorer Scouts, Music Boosters and the Allamakee Community Players. He served as master of ceremonies for many events, including the Miss Waukon pageant. He served on the NICC Nursing Advisory Board, a program from which both of his daughters graduated. He was also honored for his work on the board by being selected as a commencement speaker.
He was an active member of the Waukon First Presbyterian Church, serving as elder, trustee, youth advisor, men's group leader and head usher.
Chuck was involved with the Waukon Ambulance Service from its inception. He was an EMT-A and driver and coordinated the ambulance scheduled until health forced him to retire. One of his favorite activities in the area involved giving tours of the ambulance to children.
He was also very involved in the Waukon Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Retail Trade and Crazy Days Committee. He was Kiddy Parade chairman for many years, and also served as a caller for monthly meetings and other activities. In 2000 Chuck was honored by the Waukon Chamber of Commerce as "Person of the Year".
Chuck lived a full life, enjoying his family, boating, fishing, water skiing, nature, dogs and his many friends.
Survivors include his wife, Patricia of Waukon, 2 daughters, Susan (Tom) Counters of Decorah and Betty (Carl) Christianson of Waukon; one son, Mark, of Minneapolis, Minn.; 6 grandchildren and one great grandson.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, James Leroy and Jack Evan Pettingill.
Taken from a Decorah, Iowa newspaper, June 28, 2001
Allamakee Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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