Charles M. Neff

Charles M. Neff, age 90, of Modale, Iowa, passed away on August 24, 2015 in Modale, Iowa. Charles was born on February 4, 1925 near Modale, Iowa to Frank and Leona Pratt Neff. Charles attended High School at Modale High School graduating in 1943. He was inducted into the Army that same year and served with the 208th Field Artillery in the European Theater during World War Two and was honorably discharged in January 1946. Charles married Ardith Sabalka on August 27, 1952 at the Methodist Church in Blair, Nebraska by the Rev. Homer Dickerson. Four children were born: Linda, Josephine, Sharon, and William. Charles was a welder by trade and worked for the Fort Calhoun Stone Company for many years, retiring in December 1989. Charles and Ardith lived in Blair, Nebraska from 1956-1992 and at Modale, Iowa since 1992. He was a member of the Blair VFW club and the Modale American Legion. Charles enjoyed tinkering, fixing things, jigsaw puzzles, and won many trophies from horseshoe pitching. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, brothers: Asa, John, David, and son-in-law Barry Rath. Charles is survived by his wife Ardith, daughters: Linda (Matt) Gabrilska of Bayou Vista, Texas, Josephine Rath of Woodbine, Iowa, Sharon (Jess) Cornelius of Merriam, Kansas, son William of Omaha, Nebraska, three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Military honors will be conducted by Julius F. Muller American Legion Post # 337. Following the committal service, the family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Modale Methodist Church in Modale, Iowa. In Loving Memory Of Charles Marvin Neff Born February 4, 1925 Modale, Iowa Entered into Rest August 24, 2015 Modale, Iowa Funeral Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, August 27, 2015 Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Pastor Doug Cue Music Selections “Little Brown Church in Vale” “Old Rugged Cross” Casket Bearers Todd Argotsinger Stephen Caulfield Jess Cornelius Matt Gabrilska Bill Kirlin Duane Neill Final Resting Place Calhoun Cemetery Missouri Valley, Iowa

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