Charles L. Enderson, 84, of Stanhope, died Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Stanhope Parish, with Pastor Suzie Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery, north of Stratford. Visitation will be at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Sunday and at the church prior to the service on Monday.
Charles Lowell Enderson, son of Thomas and Marie Thorsbakken Enderson was born August 22, 1927 at Stanhope. He graduated from Stanhope High School. Following his education, he served in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Japan. On February 3, 1946, he married Mary Maxine Lawson at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, southeast of Stanhope. The couple resided in Stanhope. He was manager of the Quaker Oats Company which later became Cargill in Stanhope until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine; son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Joan Enderson of Des Moines; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Bob Hill of Denver, NC; grandchildren, Angie (Kenny) Rumbaugh; Justin (Kellie) Enderson; Tyler W. Hill; Tara M. Hill; Ashley (Eric) Petersen; three great-grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; sisters, Arlene Sealine of Webster City and Shirley (Dean) Larson of Jewell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Tilford Enderson, Kenneth Enderson; and a brother and sister in infancy.
He was a member of the Stanhope Parish, American Legion Post # 191 of Webster City, and the Stanhope Lions Club. He was a former Masonic Lodge member in Hubbard and a scoutmaster for five years.
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