Charles Glen Reynolds
April 8, 1939 – January 15, 2020
Known by many names (Charles, Chuck, Charlie, Chuckles, Lonesome Charlie, Dad, Grandpa), Chuck was born on April 8, 1939, in Pawnee, Missouri (now just a field near Eagleville, Missouri). He lived with his parents in north central Missouri before moving to Irwin, Iowa, where he would spend the remainder of his childhood.
He entered the Navy in 1957 where he learned the electrician trade and served as an electrician’s mate. While he sailed all over the world, he was based mainly in Great Lakes, Illinois, San Diego, California and Norfolk, Virginia.
During leave from the Navy, he met the love of his life, Judith M. Fahn at the Chicken Hut in Harlan, Iowa and they have been together ever since. They were married on April 20, 1963, moved to Omaha in 1967, and lived in the same house for the remainder of their life together. Chuck worked as an elevator mechanic and a business agent for the union.
Family was everything to Chuck. He and Judy had three children, Ann Rasmussen, Michael (Shawn) Reynolds, and Patrick (Cecilia) Reynolds; seven grandchildren: Collin Rasmussen, Emily Reynolds, Sean Reynolds, Jenna Reynolds, Katie Reynolds, Lainey Reynolds and Henry Reynolds who loved him very much. He is preceded in death by his parents, Albert Glen Reynolds and Kathyrn “Kattie” Reynolds; siblings, Wayne Reynolds and Alma Gene Neubauer; and his son-in-law, William “Bill” Rasmussen. He is part of a tight-knit extended family with many nieces, nephews and in-laws (or “outlaws” to some.)
At some point (he may have been born with it) Chuck obtained his B.S. in B.S. and was a master storyteller. He loved to entertain family members with stories (some of which may have even been true), including stories of how he lost his hair, history lessons and conspiracy theories. He engaged in many different hobbies, including muzzleloading, cowboy action shooting, camping, motorcycling and gardening. He was a member of several organizations, including the Sons of the American Revolution, Fort Atkinson Muzzleloaders, Single-Action Shooters Association and Field Club Neighborhood Watch.
After a three-month battle with an aggressive cancer, Chuck died peacefully surrounded by his children on January 15, 2020, which happens to be his father’s birthday. He will be missed!
Family will receive friends Sunday, January 19th from 2pm to 4pm, at the West Center Chapel. ROSARY: Monday, January 20th, 10:00am, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church (2110 S. 32nd Ave.) followed by a MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL at 10:30am. Memorials are suggested to Ft. Atkinson Foundation or Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.