Feb 18, 1925 - May 11, 2013 WARSAW, MO Charles Dale Steuben was born February 18, 1925, in Otis, Colorado, and passed away Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the Warsaw Health & Rehabilitation Center, Warsaw, Missouri. He was the son of George Washington & Pearl Emick Steuben. He grew up in Central City, Nebraska, and graduated high school there. Charles served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II on the Pacific front. After the war, he used the GI Bill to learn to fly. He distinguished himself as a Flight Instructor in the 1950s, training Air Force pilots for the Korean Conflict. He entered service in the Federal Aviation Administration in 1960. He worked for the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller, Inspector and Instructor and retired as the Supervisor of the group responsible for developing and implementing the course still in use for training all pilot examiners in the United States. After his retirement, he moved to South Red Bud Park near Warsaw, Missouri. He spent his retirement years with many pursuits, including fishing, woodworking, and gardening. Charles is survived by his wife, Twyla, of the home; seven children, Barbara deRamona, of Gary, Indiana; Clifford Steuben, of Centralia, Kansas; Regina Lookis, of Skokie, Illinois; Curtis Bowman, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Christine Tierney, of Stanley, Kansas; Wesley Skinner, of Choctaw, Oklahoma; and Debi Sharkey, of New York; two sisters, Reta Sindelar, of Huntington, Indiana; and Marie Poland, of Apache Junction, Colorado; thirteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, other relatives and many friends. Memorial Services with Military Honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at the Reser Funeral Home in Warsaw, Missouri, with the Rev. Barry Edwards and the Rev. Cindy Dubovich officiating. The body was cremated and will be buried at a later date.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Twin Lakes Hospice in Clinton, Missouri.
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Published in The Oklahoman on May 14, 2013