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Chuck Berry


Chuck Berry, the son of Arthur and Emma (Kloppenberg) Berry, was born July 30, 1933, in Baxter, Iowa. Chuck attended Mingo schools. Chuck served his country in the US Army during the Korean Conflict from 1952 until 1954.

Chuck worked 30 years at the Maytag Company in Newton, retiring in July of 1981. He held memberships in the UAW Local #997 retirees union, the V.F.W. Newton Post #1655, the American Legion, Newton Post #111, and the Buick Club of America. He enjoyed cars , including watching NASCAR races and competing in stock car races in his younger years and driving his 1936 Buick in many parades throughout the years. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and playing the lottery.

Chuck died peacefully on Saturday, September 7, 2013, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton, IA. He was 80 years old. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Gene and Joe; a brother-in-law, Junior Kline; a son-in-law, Louis Bass; a nephew, Donnie Berry and his best friend, Junk Yard Dog.

Those left to honor Chuck's memory include his daughters, Charlotte (Paul), Carol, Twyla and Karla; his three grandsons; his three great grandchildren; his sister, Wanda Kline of Baxter; his brother, Paul (Janice) Berry of Newton; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Berry of Melbourne; several nieces and nephews and his best friend, Karen Dont of Newton.

Funeral services for Chuck will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 10th at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home in Newton.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated in Chuck's name to the Jasper County Animal Rescue League and Humane Society or to Skiff Hospice and may be left at the Pence ~ Reese Funeral Home.

Published in Des Moines Register on Sept. 10, 2013
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