Thursday, December 31st, 2009
Complete Obituary
Charles Woods
  Celina native Charles Robert "Charley" Woods, 64, 810 15th St., SE, Altoona, Iowa, died Dec. 29, 2009, at Taylor House Hospice, Des Moines, Iowa. Death was due to pancreatic cancer.
He was born Oct. 23, 1945, in Celina to Gerald "Hickory" and Hazel Keel Woods Buschor.
Surviving is a companion, Mandy Gerbig, Altoona, Iowa; a son, Louis Woods, Willimantic, Conn.; two brothers, Bill (Jane) Woods, St. Henry, and Rick (Rita) Woods, Celina; a sister, Pam (Henry) Billerman, Celina; two brothers-in-law, Dick Feierstein and Jack Fickert, of Celina; a sister-in-law, Vina Woods, Celina; and five grandchildren.
Deceased are two brothers, Ernie and Gerald "Buss" Woods; three sisters, Virginia Fickert, Jackie Feierstein and Jean Dunno; and a brother-in-law, Frank "Dino" Dunno.
He worked as a security guard at the former Huffy Bicycle plant in Celina. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a first class torpedo man on submarine tenders and a company commander at the Great Lakes Naval Base. He attended Celina High School and was a member of the Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines, Iowa.
His body is being cremated and his cremains will be buried in Osage, Iowa.
A memorial service is 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, Celina, the Rev. David Dennis officiating.
Contributions can be made to the Celina church.
Arrangements were handled by Hamilton's Funeral Home, Des Moines, Iowa.
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