Charles Edward McClure

April 1, 1933 - December 14, 2018

Charles Edward McClure age 85, of Ames, Iowa died at Israel Family Hospice house in Ames, on December 14, 2018. The family invites you to join us for a time of sharing at Grandon Funeral Home and Cremation Care from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, January 26, at 414 Lincoln Way, Ames, with a Celebration of Life gathering at the Moose Lodge 644 190th St. Ames, Iowa, beginning at 4 p.m. with food & drink provided.

Charles born April 1, 1933 in San Francisco, California, the son of Marion and Margaret McClure. He graduated from Ames high school in 1952. He entered the US Army, where he was stationed in Fairbanks, Alaska and was honorably discharged in 1954. He married Beverly Stark on June 24, 1956 at First Christian Church in Ames, Iowa. Charles was a law-enforcement officer, for the city of Ames for 38 years, retiring in 1996. Never working just one job, his side jobs included construction, autobody, and farming. Charlie enjoyed hunting, fishing, garage sales, traveling, golf, genealogy, wintering in Texas, ISU sporting events, and the Green Bay Packers. He was a member of the American Legion of Ames.

Charles is survived by his wife, Beverly McClure of 62 years. Daughters, Cynthia (Jeffrey) Shaud, Tammy Lauri and Karl Lauri, Cherie (Mike) Phillips, Kelley (Dean) Hemesath, Tobi (Paul) Lutgen. 13 grandchildren, Brandon, Brett, Brooke (Shaud) Cole, Stephanie, Paige (Lauri) Brandy Sills (Phillips), Hanna Wassenaar (Phillips), Carter, Shayna (Hemesath), Jessica Lande, Cody, Tristan (Lutgen) 7 great grandchildren, Wyatt, Rylann, Daniella, Keller, Lincoln, Harper, and Grayson. A brother Earl McClure (Judy) and sister Jackie Christenson.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Marion Earl (Mac) and Margaret McClure, brothers-in-law, Paul Sydnes and Eugene Christenson.

A proud man who served his family, community and country with great pride.
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