So very sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. I got to know Charlie when he was in the toll booth there at the Plaza parking across from Mercy. So enjoyed chatting with him as I left work every day. Charlie will be missed by all that were blessed enough to know him! Thoughts and prayers to his family at this time. RIP Charlie...
My name is Kathryn Downey and my husband Jerry was a good friend of Charlies. Jerry passed two yrs. ago this September 26th and I know he would want me to let his family know that I sent our sympathies . Jerry was very fond of Charlie and they would talk a great deal by phone.Charlie's friendship meant a great deal to Jerry.
I felt Jerry would want me to write something to his family in his place.
Please accept my sincere sympathy,
Kathryn S. Downey
I did not know Charlie for a very long time, but he definitely made an impression on me. He will be fondly remembered. Jean Huss McComas
Sadden to read of Charlie’s passing. Lesson to us all… live life with a smile on your face!!
Always enjoyed Charlie's stories.. Back in the day when Iowa Football tickets were "hard copies," Charlie and I would gauge the appetite for tickets from the scalpers on Melrose Avenue. We would compare notes at my brother Tim's backyard tailgate on Melrose. Then proceed to make our purchases. Always fun to see who secured the better deal. Charlie was a master negotiator and usually got the better seat at a lower price than me.
Charlie was a great companion to my sister, Marcia! His smile and stories will be missed but not forgotten.
Sorry to hear about Charlie, he was one of the best. I worked in dietary at Mercy couldn’t wait to see Charlie and talk or gossip. I will miss him.
My condolences to Charlie's family and friends. Luckily I saw him recently at Oaknoll and I learned about his clocks. At Mercy Charlie was an ambassador of good will. He had loving stories of his children, grands, and coffee times with his sister Rosie. He was full of fun adventures and observations on the world. Peace to him and all who loved him.
Whenever I had a break in my shift at Oaknoll, even if it was only 5 minutes, I would always go to Charlie’s room. Talking to him always lightened my day….. always joking, laughing, and asking me what my plans for the day were. If time, I would take him downstairs to the vending machine to get a Diet Pepsi and he would always tell me how much he appreciated it. Although I will miss him, his joking personality, and walking in to see him in his “Old Guys Rule!” T-shirt, I am so happy he is back with his daughter who I know he missed so much❤️
Dan Hudson and I went to see both Charlie Nuechter and Chuck McComas at Oaknoll this last July when we were in Iowa City visiting. I was happy to get to see Charlie and talk about the "old times" at City High. He was in good spirits and we had a nice chat. Sorry to hear about his passing away.
Classmate of 1954 - Don Novatny
Charlie was a light at Oaknoll in an atypical way. Hilariously straight shooting and unfiltered, he made my days working with him fun and honest. We would get coffee together every shift I had and sometimes twice, joking and laughing the whole time. We had common interests—not uncommon for guys—in business, cars, hawkeye football, women, golf. He became a good friend and even mentor to me and I will miss him dearly.
-Nick Shymansky, Oaknoll