Charles Arthur "Charlie" Ohs, 83, passed away at his home in St. Anthony on Sept. 27, 2013, following a lingering illness with cancer. He had his family around him.
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Charlie was born Oct. 17, 1929, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Arthur Carl Ohs and Florence Irene Nelson, and the brother of George Ohs, all who preceded him in death.
Charlie grew up in Chicago with his family, 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 hard working, 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 No. 22, and NRA. He was a federal firearms instructor, and a competitive sharp shooter.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Chloie, who took great care of him.
He also left his children, Karen (Cook) Ili, Charles Ohs, Amy Ohs, Carl Ohs, 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 sevices will be announced at a latter date. Condolences for the family can be sent to www.bidwellfuneralhome.com.
Published in Rexburg Standard Journal on Oct. 1, 2013