Charles Green, 55, of Conrad, Iowa, passed away Friday, September 14, 2012, surrounded by his loving family.
Memorial services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 19th, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be held from 5-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Memorials may be directed to the family. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Charles and his family. Ph. 641-844-1234.
Charles was born August 30th, 1957, to Leslie and Margaret (Persinger) Green. He began farming young in life. He started raising hogs during his high school career. He achieved his Eagle Scout before graduating from the Beaman-Conrad High School in 1975.
He fell in love with Deborah Cantellis Shafer. They were married May 27th, 1978, at the Disciples of Christ Church in Eldora, Iowa. They were married for 34 years. The couple was blessed with three children- Sharon Cantellis, Devan Charles and Diedra Leigh Cantellis. Charles and Deb made their lives together as stewards of their land and shepherds of their animals dairy farming. They taught their love of farming to their children. Charles enjoyed time with his family and friends. He will be remembered for his compassionate nature, kind heart, sense of humor and wit, great smile and blue eyes.
Charles is survived by his wife Deborah of Conrad and his children-Sharon (Gabriel) Smith of Twin Falls, Idaho, Devan (Carmen Duver) Green of Conrad and Deidra Green of Conrad, his parents Leslie and Margaret Green of Conrad, siblings Lawrence (Glenda) Green of Hampton, Iowa, Nancy (Gary) Kalkwarf of Pella, Iowa, Mary (Steven) Green-Warnstadt of Sioux City, Iowa; nieces and nephews- Trevor and Kierra Green of Hampton, Iowa, Gregory, Bryon and Molly Kalkwarf of Pella, Iowa and Stephanie and Jackson Warnstadt of Sioux City, Iowa, as well as many friends.
Charles is preceded in death by his grandparents Clifford Green, Earl and Martha Persinger and his uncles James Green and Frances Persinger.