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Charles Jack Countryman 1933-1993

COUNTRYMAN, PORTER, JORGENSON, LARSON, HANSON, BUSH, FOX, BICKEL

Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 9/28/2014 at 00:09:18

Charles Countryman
Maple Hill - Services for Charles Jack Countryman, 59, will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Armstrong with the Rev. Marshall Montei officiating. Interment will be in Armstrong Grove Cemetery. He died Wednesday, March 31, 1993 at Holy Family Hospital, Estherville.

Friends may call at Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Home in Estherville from 4-8 p.m. Friday.

He was born July 1, 1933 in Ledyard, the son of Arthur and Grace (Jorgenson) Countryman. He received his education in the Ledyard School, graduating from High School in 1951. He was united in marriage with Marilyne Porter on Dec. 31, 1954 at Armstrong. He was employed at Brachs in Lakota and following their marriage the couple lived in Bancroft where he worked at Dresslers. The moved to Estherville and in 1957 to Maple Hill. He worked for John Morrell and Co. and also as a carpenter.

He was a member of United Methodist Church in Armstrong where he was a past youth leader. He was past president of Upper Des Moines and an active member of the County Advisory Board from July 1985-1992. He also served as an alternate on multi county boards and was awarded the outstanding volunteer award from Upper Des Moines.

Survivors include his wife, Marilyn, Maple Hill; son Bruce of Estherville; daughters: Mrs. Dave (Vicki) Larson, Cambridge, Minn.; Mrs. Rick (Cindi) Hanson, Ringsted; Jill Countryman, LeMars and Cathy Countryman, Estherville; one brother, Richard of Titonka; three sisters: Mrs. Harold (Mary) Bush, Swea City; Mrs. Larry (Marjorie) Fox, Algona and Mrs. Fred (Janice) Bickel, of Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, April 1, 1993)


 

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