Charles M. Bly

Charles M. Bly

Des Moines

Charles M. Bly, 70, passed away Monday, March 31, 2014 at Unity Point Health Des Moines Methodist.

Charles was born November 3, 1943 in Pleasantville, Iowa to Clarence and Mercedese Bly. He was a building engineer for Central Life Insurance. Charles always adopted the needy and his friends were his family. He enjoyed nature and feeding the birds, fishing, working on cars and small engines. Charles had an extensive gun collection.

Charles is survived by his wife of 48 years, Gwen; children, Diana "Chrissy" (Rick) Drake, Rhonda (Wes) Hosler and Brian Bly; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlotte (James) Stevens and Carolyn Coatney; and a host of extended family and beloved friends.

Visitation will be held from 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street followed by a graveside service at 3 p.m. at Swan Cemetery in Swan, Iowa.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Charles.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.



Funeral Home

Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW Ninth Street Des Moines, IA 50315
(515) 285-3911

Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 3, 2014