Charles H. (Chuck) Harding Jr.(1929 - 2013)

Charles (Chuck) H. Harding Jr.


Charles (Chuck) H. Harding Jr., 83, passed away March 9, 2013, in Hospice Care, Johnston Iowa surrounded by his loving family. He was born on September 5, 1929 at the family's dairy farm (later becoming a Century Farm) in Grimes, Iowa to Charles Sr. and Carrie (Bauman) Harding.

Chuck graduated from Johnston High School in 1947 and attended Iowa State University before joining the Army during the Korean War. He married Norma Schultz on March 24, 1957. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, dog Lucky and numerous cats.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 57 years, Norma; children, Phylis (Harding) Jones and husband Ron of Roscoe Ill, Paul Harding of Johnston, and Evelyn (Harding) Nelson and spouse Mark Nelson of Webster, WI; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren; and sister Elizabeth (Harding) Opperman. He was preceded in death by Charles and Carrie Harding, siblings Frances (Harding) Thiesfeld, John Harding, Mary (Harding) Sullivan and Dorothy Harding (as a child).

Visitation will be at Iles Funeral Homes-Brandt Dallas Center Chapel on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, at the First Presbyterian Church of Grimes followed by burial at Sunny Hill Cemetery in Grimes. Cards and memorials should be addressed to the family. Online condolences can be shared at


Funeral Home

Iles Funeral Homes - Brandt Dallas Center Chapel
1301 Ash Street Dallas Center, IA 50063
(515) 992-3701

Published in Des Moines Register from Mar. 11 to Mar. 13, 2013