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CHARLES M. KIMBER

September 6, 1925 - March 30, 2013

Charles Milo Kimber was born on September 6, 1925 to Elmer and Alice (Bolson) Kimber in Winneshiek County, Iowa.  Charles (Chuck) grew up in the Burr Oak area, graduating from Canton High School in 1945.  Chuck married Alice Muchow December 22, 1954.  They raised 6 children together, sharing their values and love of the land, fishing and importance of the simple things in life.  If it could be fixed, Chuck would find a way, nothing was wasted.  Chuck and Alice farmed together near Burr Oak until retiring, eventually moving to Canton, Minnesota.  He continued to fish and “putter” as long as his health would permit, preferring to be outside rather than in.  Many evenings and family gatherings included playing cards and laughing with family and friends.  He spent hours reading, watching PBS and listening to Nascar on the radio.

Chuck passed away Saturday, March 30, 2013 at his home at the age  of 87.

Chuck is survived by his wife Alice, and children Debra Douglas, Flower Mound, TX, Barb (Brad) Kerns, Canton, MN, Loren Kimber, Waukon, IA, Steve (Jean) Kimber, Cresco, IA, Al Kimber, Wichita, KS and Linda Kimber, Rochester, MN, grandchildren Chris, Denton, Tx, Scott, Lewisville, Tx, Jennifer (Nate) Ashwill, Flower Mound, Tx, Cassie (Justin) Olson, Jordan (Katie) Kerns, Preston, MN, Marie (Stan Flack) Kimber, Waukon, IA, Kristy Kimber, Waukon, IA, Valarie Kimber, Sunnyvale, California, Lori Kimber, Waukon, IA; Nicole Kimber, Cresco, IA, Ryan Kimber (Alyssa Botkin), Ames, IA, Evan Kimber, Cresco,IA, Amanda Kimber (Travis Nesburg), Cresco, IA, Matthew Kimber & Emily Kimber, Wichita, KS as well as 21 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and only brother, Irvin Kimber.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Thursday, April 4th at the Burr Oak Lutheran Church in Burr Oak, Iowa with the Rev. Matt Larson officiating.  Burial will be in the Burr Oak Cemetery.  Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. 

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