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Edward D. Christle 1940-2010

Jun 17, 2010

Edward D. Christle,  70, of Ogden, formerly of Alta, died Thursday, June 3, 2010 at the Israel Family Hospice Center in Ames after a ten-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday June 19, at the Faith Bible Church, Storm Lake.

A private inurnment will be at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service at the church.

Edward Dale Christle was born Jan. 28, 1940, in Litchfield, MN, the son of Daniel and Mildred (Arens) Christle. He received his education at Eden Valley High School. On March 25, 1957, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. On March 25, 1961, he was honorably discharged.

On May 4, 1959, Ed was united in marriage to Ruth Bradbury in Seattle, WA. To this union, three children were born. The couple later divorced.

Ed was a truck driver in Seattle, and later worked his way into a dispatching position for Time DC. In 1975, he moved to Alta and began working for Schmidt Furniture in Cherokee. He laid floor covering for the furniture store until he opened Alta Floor Covering in Alta.

On June 5, 1993, Ed was reunited in marriage to Ruth at Hanover Lutheran Church in Hanover. The couple resided in Alta until his failing health forced the couple to move to Ogden.

Ed served on the board of directors and was a deacon at the Faith Bible. He thoroughly enjoyed ministering to people in need.  His family will remember him as a man who could fix just about anything, and he had a tool for every job. Ed enjoyed the many friends he met and ministered through AA. He died just before his 21st anniversary of sobriety. His hobbies included camping and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Ruth; two sons, Kevin (Donna) Christle of Mary-sville, WA, and Brian (Kristi) Christle of Ogden; a daughter, Susan (Bob) Kenny of Mason City; six grandchildren: Adam Kenny of New Hampton, Danielle Kenny of Cedar Falls, Miranda Christle, Jennifer Christle,  Brianna Christle and Kolton Christle.

Also surviving are two sisters, Rose (Ray) Sackett and Linda Christle; brother-in-law, Bud Rangeloff, sister-in-law, Ethelyn (Dick) Kendrick, daughter-in-law, Janet Christle, stepdaughter, Rebecca (Tim) Collins; five step-grandchildren  and many nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; a son, John; a sister, Corrine Rangeloff; a brother, Daniel; and an infant sister, Joyce.