Chuck Erskine, 73, of Creston, passed away Sunday August 14, 2016 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home.
Celebration of Life Services will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Creston. Pastor Tony Thurston and Pastor Ed Hansen will officiate the service.
Burial will be at the Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston.
Open visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston.
Memorials can be made to the family or the CARE (Creston Animal Rescue Effort). Online condolences can be made under the obituary category at www.powersfh.com.
Charles (Chuck) Michael Erskine, son of Harold Lester Erskine and Elizabeth Della (Miller) Erskine, was born on July 30, 1943 in Creston, Iowa. He graduated from Creston High School in 1961 and then attended college at Iowa Western Community College, graduating in 1981.
In August 1964, Chuck married Carole Vanderley in Afton, Iowa and together they had 2 children. They divorced in 1971. Chuck married Mary Anne Hagen in 1973 in Afton and to this union one child was born. They later divorced.
On July 8, 1995, Chuck was united in marriage to Peggy (Waddell) Conley. While living in Creston, Chuck worked for the Union County Engineer for 5 years, Hy-Vee for 9 years and National Life Insurance for 3 years. Chuck then worked at the Zarifis-Carter Agency in Creston since 1985, retiring in October of 2014. Chuck attended the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Creston, where he served as a trustee.
Chuck is survived by his wife, Peggy Erskine of Creston; three daughters, Christine (husband Tom) Vaughan and Dawn (husband Robert) Herron, both of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Sara (husband Terry) Bickford of Afton; three step-children, Marcy (husband Troy) Donner of Creston, Torri (husband Jason) Kuonen of Maryville, Mo., and Joe Conley of Creston; two sisters, Deanna (husband Larry) Moreland of Creston and Cindy Wolff (significant other William Parks) of Omaha, Neb.; 16 grandchildren, Jill Vaughan, Michael Vaughan, Benjamin Herron, Brooke Herron all of West Palm Beach, Fla., Cooper Sterling, Curtis Sterling and Hunter Bickford all of Afton, Ia. Cody Cottrell, Kelsey Donner and Emily Donner all of Creston, Kaleb Kuonen of Clarinda, Ia., Jordan Kuonen and Macaela Kuonen both of Maryville, Mo., Maranda Ford of Scottsdale, Ariz., Jade Conley and Payton Conley both of Creston and one great-grandchild Kendrik Kuonen of Clarinda and his Yorkie Charlee.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers Gerald and Jim Erskine, Tom Osborne and one sister Jeanne Ann Eggleston.
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