formerly of Des Moines
Charles E. Porterfield, 85, formerly of Des Moines, passed away peacefully on November 27, 2013 in Henderson, NV. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at the United Methodist Church, Murray, Iowa. Committal service will follow at Murray Cemetery.
Charles, the son of Merritt and Emma Porterfield, was born in Osceola, and was a graduate of Garden Grove High School. He worked for Meadow Gold Ice Cream before joining the Army. After completing his initial training and being released to the reserves, Charles was united in marriage to Betty Spellerberg on June 17, 1950 in Murray, Iowa. Shortly after, he was recalled to active duty and served in Korea.
Chuck worked for Super Valu Stores for 32 years, starting in Des Moines, transferring to Minneapolis and finally settling in Dayton, OH. Chuck was an active member of Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church where he was also very involved with youth fellowship programs. He served on the Super Valu Credit Union Board for over 20 years, was an active member of the Antioch Shrine, and enjoyed golf and gardening.
He is survived by his sons, Greg of Minnesota and T.J. (Mary Jane) of Nevada; grandsons, Sean, Ben; granddaughter, Alexandra; and many nieces, nephews, and special friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Betty, his parents, two brothers and a sister. Family will greet friends from 4:30-6:30 PM on Monday, December 16 at Kale Funeral Home in Osceola. Memorial contributions may be made to Sugar Creek Presbyterian Church, 4417 Bigger Road, Kettering, Ohio, 45440
Kale Funeral Home
301 South Main Osceola, IA 50213
Published in Des Moines Register from Dec. 13 to Dec. 15, 2013