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Charles W. Markle

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USAF Maj. Charles W. Markle Ret.

87, Sun Prairie, WI, passed away on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at Waunakee Manor. He was born on February 13, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana, the son of Hershel Glenn and Jessie (Broadlick) Markle . Charles graduated from Howe High School and attended Butler University both in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Charles proudly served over 24 years as a major in the United States Air force during WWII and the Korean Wars. On April 1, 1949, Charles was united in marriage to Leatrice Smith in Indianapolis, Indiana. On Tuesday, Charles joined her in heaven on what would have been their 65th wedding anniversary.

Charles is survived by his three daughters; Teresa (Jim) Hub of Fridley, MN, Melanie (Carl) Galka and Claudia Ketterhagen all of Sun Prairie, eight grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Leatrice in 2006 and his brother, Richard.

Memorial services will be held at Sun Prairie United Methodist Church, 702 North Street, Sun Prairie on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. with Pastor Amanda Stein officiating. A visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 4:30 p.m. until the time of service. Private graveside services will be held at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors.

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Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Apr. 6, 2014
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