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Charles Stithem

November 7, 1930 — May 12, 2020

Williamsburg-Charles Keith Stithem was born November 7, 1930 in Hotchkiss, Colorado. The son on John and Daisy (Corsaut) Stithem. Charles enlisted in the United States Navy which he served for 36 years until his retirement. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Higbee in 1953. They were blessed with five children. They later divorced. Charles later married Marlys Kay Tschopp on February 16, 1983 in Las Vegas, NV. They moved to Williamsburg to close to her family. Charles passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Highland Ridge Care Center in Williamsburg at the age of 89.

He is survived by five children; Donna Chesney of Yuba City, CA, Sally Casagrande of Gresham, OR, Cheryl Raub of Yuba City, CA, Susan Stithem of Sparks, NV and Barbara Stithem of Houston, AK; grandchildren, Lisa Marie Bennett of Yuba City, CA, Keddyjo Quesada of Milwalkie, OR, Blake Casagrande Paradise, CA, Kayla CasaKenyon of St. Johns Place, OR, Alfred Bailey of Houston AK;
Great Grandchildren : Daenerys and Catlynn Quesada of Milwalkie, OR, and Hunter Bailey of Houston AK; 2 sisters, Jo Anne Dubak and Maggie Hall; sister-in-law, Kella Tschopp of Fairfield and cousin-in-laws, Gloria (Kenny) Wichmann of Williamsburg, Kenneth (Sue) Tschopp of Marion and Gary (Judy) Von Ahsen of Jefferson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Maryls.

Celebration of Life Service will be held 10:30 am Friday, May 22, 2020 at Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery with military rites. Messages and tributes may be left at

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Starts at 10:30 am

Powell Funeral Home- Williamsburg, Iowa

407 N Highland St, Williamsburg, IA 52361

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