Charles 'Chuck&apos Krall

Charles Francis 'Chuck&apos Krall

1944 - 2004

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Obituary of Charles Francis 'Chuck&apos Krall

Charles F. “Chuck” Krall, age 60 of rural West Branch died suddenly Monday, August 23, 2004 at his home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 27, 2004, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa City with the Reverend Michael Phillips officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7pm Thursday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. Memorial donations can be made in Chuck’s memory to the West Branch Schools Athletic Program. Online condolences may be sent for Chuck’s family through our website Charles Francis Krall was born March 17, 1944, in Iowa City the son of Richard F. Krall Sr. and Helen M. Grissell Krall. He graduated from West Branch High School in 1962 and from Iowa State University with an Agricultural Degree. On February 20, 1965, Chuck married Barbara Ann Brant at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in the Nolan Settlement. The couple has farmed their entire married lives north of West Branch. His passion for farming was obvious, from the crops in the fields to his livestock, he loved farming. He was a member of the Cedar County Cattleman’s Association, had received numerous soil conservation awards, and recently he and his son hosted an Angus Association visit to their farm. A true cattleman he was, and was most proud of the fact that he farmed with his son, Dan. His family includes his wife, Barbara; daughter and her husband, Gina and Jason Donato of Santa Fe, NM; son and his wife, Dan and Allison Krall of West Branch; three grandchildren, Jackson John Donato, John Avery Krall and Lila Ann Krall; and a sister and her husband, DeAnna and Larry Lear of North Liberty. Farming was his life, but second only to his family. Chuck will be remembered as a loving and wonderful husband, dad, grandpa, brother and friend. Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Richard F. Krall Jr. ‘Dick”.