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|Charles Ronald DeLarm
March 4, 1931–March 15, 2015
|Charles R. DeLarm, 84, of Oxford Junction, Iowa, passed away on Sunday morning, March 15, 2015, at the Crestridge Nursing Home in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of Charles' life will be held at 3 P.M. Friday, March 20, 2015, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 1 P.M. Cremation will follow the service and burial will be at a later date in the Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.
Charles Ronald DeLarm was born on March 4, 1931 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Willis and Ruby (Taylor) DeLarm. He grew up on a farm and had lived in Low Moor, Welton and east of Delmar. He married Brenda Rae Bowden on March 11, 1961 in Clinton, Iowa.
Charles had first worked at Clinton Engines in Maquoketa and then the Milwaukee Railroad for nine years as a section hand. He then worked on a dairy farm for Brenda's family until lastly working for Central Steel Tube in Camanche for nine years. He became disabled in 1979.
Charles loved spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and doing anything outdoors. He especially enjoyed watching wrestling and westerns on television, and all kinds of pie.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife Brenda DeLarm of Oxford Junction, Iowa; children Eugene (Laura) DeLarm of Wauzeka, Wisconsin, Janella Lea DeLarm of Charles City, and Ronald DeLarm of Maquoketa; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; brothers Donald DeLarm of Maquoketa, Raymond DeLarm of Cedar Rapids, and Richard (Delores) DeLarm of Onslow; sisters Margaret Lovely of Texas, and Judy (Dick) Ray of Dubuque, Iowa; and former daughter-in-law Amy DeLarm of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Carl, David and infant Bobby Jo.
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