Charles Arthur "Charlie" Ohs, 83, passed away at his home in St. Anthony on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, following a lingering illness with cancer. He had his family around him.
Charlie was born Oct. 17, 1929, in Chicago, the son of Arthur Carl Ohs and Florence Irene Nelson and the brother of George Ohs, all of whom preceded him in death. Charlie grew up in Chicago with his family and attended Austin High School, then the University of Illinois and University of Idaho.
Charlie was a special agent for the U.S. Forest Service and was instrumental in the fight against drugs in California. He was a veteran of the Korean War and provided years of service to the American Legion. Charlie would want it to be said that he was a proud member of the NRA, often saying, "If guns were outlawed, only outlaws would have guns." Charlie married Chloie Borresen in 1960, and they had four children. They lived in Northern California and retired to St. Anthony. Charlie was a hardworking, loyal and dedicated husband and father. He had a great sense of humor, which he maintained until the end.
Charlie was a member of the ROTC, American Legion Post 22 and the NRA. He was a federal firearms instructor and a competitive sharpshooter.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Chloie, who took great care of him. He also left his children, Karen (Cook) Ili, Charles E. Ohs, Amy Ohs and Carl Ohs; and his dog and pal, Taco. Charlie had eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Charlie lived an honorable life and will be missed by all who knew him.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.bidwellfuneralhome.com.