Charles “Chuck” Willer

Charles Willer

Charles “Chuck” Willer, 92, of Conrad and formerly of Marshalltown, Iowa passed away peacefully at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held for Chuck on Friday, July 17, 2020 beginning at 10:30 a.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. A public visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, July 16, 2020 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home. Memorials in Chuck’s name may be directed to his family for a later designation. For additional information or to send a condolence please visit www.mitchellfh.com or phone 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Chuck and his family.

Charles Ray Willer was born December 22, 1927 to parents Emil and LaVonne “Bonnie” (Anderson) Willer in Reinbeck, Iowa. He was one of six children born to the two. Chuck attended school in the area where he grew up and graduated from Reinbeck High School in the class of 1945. Following High School, Chuck enlisted in the United States Navy where he served his country.

Upon his discharge from the Navy, Chuck was united in marriage to his wife Phyllis Kaloupek on September 14, 1952 at the United Methodist Church in Toledo. The two began a family of their own raising three children together. Throughout their married life, Chuck and Phyllis called their home in Reinbeck, Toledo, Gladbrook, and Marshalltown. Chuck worked as a lineman and a gas and electric combo guy for Iowa Electric (now Alliant Energy) from 1950 until his retirement in 1984. Throughout this time, he worked for Anderson Electric and Kapaun and Brown as well.

He was active in his community belonging to a wide variety of clubs and organizations. He was active in the Lions Club and the American Legion in Gladbrook. In his faith, he was a faithful member of the Toledo United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School and headed up the youth groups. In later years he was a faithful member of the Hope United Methodist Church in Marshalltown. He was part of bowling associations in Gladbrook and Marshalltown, a past master of the Toledo Masonic Lodge and a volunteer fireman for Gladbrook and Toledo. He assisted with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts and youth bowling associations as well as summer youth baseball programs. In Chuck’s free time he enjoyed coin collecting, traveling to various places, watching his grandson Aaron play his high school sports and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Cleveland Indians.

Left to remember and cherish his memory are his children, Steve Willer, Kurt Willer, and Brenda (Tom) Fleming; his grandson Aaron Fleming; his siblings Dennis (Kathy) Willer and Marlene Peters; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Chuck was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis; his parents Emil and Bonnie Willer; and his siblings, Eleanor Willer, Mae Jean Hoeppner and Larry Willer.