Char Les A. Bugenhagen

Char Les Ann Bugenhagen, age 74, of Modale, Iowa, passed away on August 6, 2018 at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Char Les was born on February 10, 1944 in Hollywood, California, the daughter of Charles McDunn and Opal (Brink) McDunn Buter. She grew up in rural Dunlap and graduated from high school in 1962. She went to Beauty School in Sioux City, Iowa and worked as a hair dresser for 45 years.

Char Les and Don Bugenhagen were united in marriage on December 31, 1983. Char Les and Don moved to California in 1988 and lived there until returning to Harrison County in 2009. Then, they made their home in Modale, Iowa.

Char Les was auxiliary president of the Eagles Club in its early history. She loved reading novels and also enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

Char Les is preceded in death by her mother Opal, father Charles, and step father Tony.

Survivors include her husband, Don, son: Shad Stream, siblings: David (Mick) of Mo. Valley, Iowa, Robert (Nancy) McDunn of Omaha, Nebraska, Cheryl (Frank) Salter of Mo. Valley, Iowa, Pat (Donna) McDunn, Mary Chambers (Mark) of Mo. Valley, Iowa, Randy McDunn of Modale, Iowa, many nieces and nephews.

In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Missouri Valley Eagles Club.

We deeply appreciate the tribute accorded our loved one by your presence here today. We would be pleased if you join us for lunch and fellowship following the service.


In Loving Memory Of


Char Les Ann Bugenhagen



February 10, 1944                          Hollywood, California


Entered Into Rest

August 6, 2018                                    Omaha, Nebraska


Celebration of Life

10:30 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2018

Missouri Valley Eagles Club

Missouri Valley, Iowa


Officiating                             Pastor Connie McWilliams



Musical Selections

“American Trilogy”       “There’ll Be Peace In The Valley”


Honorary Pall Bearers

Jeff Salter                                                   David McDunn

Stewart McDunn                                             Daniel Clark

Jason Salter                                                 Clark Doukas


Final Resting Place


At a later date








  • Barbara Guinan Posted August 8, 2018 7:40 pm

    Frank and I are so sorry to hear about Char’s passing. We cannot be at the service. But we will talk to you later Don.

  • Debbie Skelton Posted August 9, 2018 11:23 am

    Prayers and thoughts during this difficult time.

  • Ginett Peterson Janssen Posted August 10, 2018 10:39 am

    My sincere sympathy to Char Les’s entire family. Fond memories come to mind as I think back to the “Class of ’62” and times shared with Char Les! May the love of family and friends be a source of comfort to you at this time. Love lives on~~

  • Barbara Summerfield Hanny Posted August 10, 2018 1:21 pm

    My condolences to the family of Char Les , We were friends in school even rode the same bus. We share relatives. Her mom was the sister of one of my uncle (Bill) so she was mentioned a lot. I got a letter from her not to long ago and will treasure her message. Barbara

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