Charles Skymanski Jr.

Charles Shymanski, Jr., age 71, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2009 at his home in Little Sioux, Iowa. Charles was born on April 17, 1938 in Springfield, Illinois to Charles and Velma (Raymond) Shymanski. He graduated from LonFair High School in Springfield. After serving his country in the Army, he married Judith Frazier in 1969. Charles was business manager for Monarch Uniforms, managed Church’s Chicken and worked at Campbell’s Soup. He enjoyed coin collecting, fishing, gardening, nature programs and teaching children about nature. Charles is survived by his wife, Judith; children: Charlene Reicks and husband Edward of Council Bluffs, Twyla Bender of Council Bluffs, Gary Smith, Jr. of Plattsmouth, Nebraska., Ina Rathburn and significant other David Sherman of Bellevue, Nebraska, Christine Murphy and husband Ryan of Rosemont, Minnesota, Charles Bender of Toledo, Iowa, Shelialea Seagram and husband Eric of Florida; many grandchildren and great-grandchildrden; sisters: Loretta O’Bryan and Musseta Thorton of Springfield, Illinois. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and five brothers. Visitation with the family will be held from 5:30 until time of services on Wednesday, August 26, 2009. In Loving Memory Of Charles Shymanski, Jr. Born April 17, 1938 Springfield, Illinois Entered Into Rest August 22, 2009 Little Sioux, Iowa Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2009 Hennessey-Aman Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa Officiating Bishop Keller Military honors by Julius F. Muller American Legion Post #337