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Charlie Phelps 1943-2015

Aug 18, 2015

Funeral service for Charlie Phelps of Emmetsburg will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg.

The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name.

Kenneth Charles “Charlie” Phelps, son of Dale and Marian (Walker) Phelps, was born Dec. 18, 1943, in Emmetsburg. He was a graduate of Mallard High School. Following his education, Charlie worked on the family farm. He also worked at Shaver Mfg., Ray’s Standard Filling Station and Gappa Auto.

Charlie loved to go cruising through Emmetsburg with his pup, Lucy. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Charlie never knew a stranger, and he will be remembered for his kind heart and friendly smile and wave.

On Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, Charlie passed away at his home in Emmetsburg.

Left to cherish his memory is his longtime friend, Reva Anderson of Emmetsburg; brother, Marvin Phelps (Shirley) of Humboldt; six sisters: Judy Johnson of Spencer, Jean Barkve (Jim) of Chico, CA, Betty Smith (Keith) of Fort Collins, CO, Joyce Cash (Ron) of Wylie, TX, Nancy Schmitt (Roger) of Council Bluffs, and Sandy Phelps of Fountain, CO; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Charlie in death were his parents.

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