Charles E. Van Cleave, age 69, passed away on Nov. 15, 2009. A memorial service was held today at 10:30 a.m. at Thanksgiving Lutheran Church in Bellevue, Neb. Memorials may be directed to Thanksgiving Lutheran Church.
Charles was born on March 31, 1940, and served 18 years in the National Guard and three years active duty in the US Army. He owned Chuck's Appliance and RV Repair in Cherokee, and was preceded in death by his parents, Wilber and Genieva Van Cleave and a grandson, Doug Harlow.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon and his children and their spouses, Virgil and Louise Van Cleave, Vicki Van Cleave, Brenda Van Cleave, Sandy Van Cleave, and Peggy and Terry Harlow; two grandsons, Daniel and Jacob Harlow; two brothers and three sisters.