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“I am so sorry to learn of Charlie's passing. He and Bonnie gave so much of their time to the Kitchen Band and Chorus. To make the lives of other...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Bob Briant

“Charlie Manders was my fathers dearest friend. We lost my dad, Bill Scarpino, 10 years ago. I know dad was waiting for Charlie in Heaven as they...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Susan Scarpino Hupppert

“My deepest sympathies to Charlie's family. Many people will feel this "earthly loss" since Charlie dedicated so much of his life to "giving" of...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: Pam Moody

“I was saddened to hear about Charley's passing. I will never forget his leading us in singing "God Bless America". My thoughts are with his family....Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Lily Ripperger

“We were sadden to hear of Charlie's passing. He will be missed by all who were blessed to know him. We enjoyed visiting him when we returned to Iowa. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Sutton and Drew and Ann Morley

“I am so sorry to learn of Charlie's death. He was a wonderful man, so caring and he did a lot at the Tingley Congregate Mealsite and also in the...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Wilmoth Nichols


Charles "Charlie" Nicholas Manders, 80, died on October 1, 2009. Charlie was born November 10, 1928 to Ralph and Josephine Manders in Des Moines. He graduated from Waukee High School in 1946 and served in the Army during the Korean Police Action and served his time in Germany. For a short time he played professional baseball in California. He worked as a lumber salesman for 45 years and retired from Gilcrest Lumber. In addition, was an excellent draftsman. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Ellston and lay leader, a member of the American Legion Post 541 and Tingley Lions Club. Charlie enjoyed his kitchen band "Charlie's Revue" and spent many hours of entertaining at nursing homes and meal sites and was an avid fan of the Chicago Cubs.
Charlie is survived by his wife Bonnie of Ellston; children from his first marriage: Debbie (Doug) Paup of Davenport, Pam (Larry) Bailiff of Polk City, Karen Kiene of Waukee, Charles (Janet) Manders Jr. of Columbus, MS and Marcia (Terry) Frahm. Stepdaughters: Kathy Fiedler (Jerry) of Van Meter, Teresa Hambrick of Van Meter and Nancy (James)Goode. Twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Two sisters: Lucille Carroll of Stuart and Mary Ann (Howard) Matheson of LeMars.
He is preceded in death by his parents.