Charles H Wooster, Jr. (October 25, 2020)

Charles H. Wooster, Jr.

December 22, 1930 ~ October 25, 2020

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Friday, October 30, 2020
5:00 to 8:00 PM
Calvary Baptist Church
Manning, IA
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Saturday, October 31, 2020
11:00 AM
Calvary Baptist Church
Manning, IA
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Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Irwin, IA

Wife – Joanne Wooster of Manilla, IA
4 Children – Bonnie (Dale) Summers of Runnells, IA
Jon (Jan) Wooster of Irwin, IA
Paul (Teresa) Wooster of Manilla, IA
David (Ann) Wooster of Harlan, IA
1 Sister – Betty Thomson of Manilla, IA
2 Sisters-in-law – Ramona Bell of Ames, IA
Judy (Jim) Brace of Irwin, IA
1 Brother-in-law – V. Richard Jensen of St. Paul, MN
11 Grandchildren – Bradley Summers of Runnells, IA
Dillon (Cynthia) Summers of Harlan, IA
Ben (Katie) Wooster of Manilla, IA
Joshua (Audriana) Wooster of Smithville, MO
Mackenzie Wooster of Jefferson City, MO
Jen (Scott) Hastings of Iowa City, IA
Katy Wooster of Manilla, IA
Justin (Haley) Wooster of Harlan, IA
Brandi Wooster of Sioux City, IA
Mollie (Jackson) Young of Watertown, SD
Makala Wooster of Sioux City, IA
4 Great-grandchildren
Nieces & Nephews, Other Relatives & Friends

Calvary Baptist Church
Manning, IA

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Appropriate CDC guidelines will be observed.

Charles H Wooster, Jr., son of Charles Henry and Anna Elizabeth (Fossel) Wooster, was born December 22, 1930, at their farm home in Shelby County near Irwin, Iowa. He attended school at Jefferson Number 7 and graduated from the Irwin High School in 1948.

Charles entered the United States Army on February 25, 1952, and proudly served his country until he received his Honorable Discharge on February 6, 1954. Other than the years he was in the service, Charles farmed from his teen years until he was in his eighties, and his cows were the last to go.

On April 17, 1957, Charles was united in marriage with Joanne Frances Jensen at the Bethel Baptist Church in Harlan, Iowa. Four children were born to this union: Bonnie, Jon, Paul, and David.

Charles was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Manning, Iowa, and served many years as a deacon. He was a member of the Austin Earl Hiatt Post #614 of the American Legion until it disbanded in 2008. He was also a member of the Gideons for several years and enjoyed giving out Bibles through that organization. Charles enjoyed fishing, traveling, and horses; but, above all, he loved his family, his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and his Country.

Charles H Wooster, Jr. died at Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa, on October 25, 2020, at the age of 89 years, 10 months, and 3 days.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Richard Wooster; two sisters-in-law, Vivian Wooster and Loretta Jensen; and two brothers-in-law, Clyde Thomson and Kenyon Bell. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 63 years, Joanne Wooster of rural Manilla, Iowa; four children, Bonnie (Dale) Summers of Runnells, Iowa, Jon (Jan) Wooster of Irwin, Iowa, Paul (Teresa) Wooster of rural Manilla, Iowa, and David (Ann) Wooster of rural Harlan, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, Bradley Summers of Runnells, Iowa, Dillon (Cynthia) Summers of Harlan, Iowa, Ben (Katie) Wooster of rural Manilla, Iowa, Joshua (Audriana) Wooster of Smithville, Missouri, Mackenzie Wooster of Jefferson City, Missouri, Jen (Scott) Hastings of Iowa City, Iowa, Katy Wooster of rural Manilla, Iowa, Justin (Haley) Wooster of Harlan, Iowa, Brandi Wooster of Sioux City, Iowa, Mollie (Jackson) Young of Watertown, South Dakota, and Makala Wooster of Sioux City, Iowa; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Thomson of Manilla, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Ramona Bell of Ames, Iowa, and Judy (Jim) Brace of Irwin, Iowa; one brother-in-law, V. Richard Jensen of St. Paul, Minnesota; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

The funeral service was held on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at Calvary Baptist Church in Manning, Iowa, with Pastor Darrel Mohler officiating. Sara Stracke and Phil Stracke served as musicians. Honorary casket bearers were Scott Hastings, Chris Nelson, David Mastbergen, and Jackson Young. Active casket bearers were Ben Wooster, Justin Wooster, Josh Wooster, Brad Summers, Dillon Summers, and Jordan Schechinger. Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery, Irwin, Iowa, with military rites conducted by Helmer Reyelt American Legion Post #150 and Shelby County VFW Post #941. Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, Manning, Iowa. The Burmeister-Johannsen Funeral Home in Harlan, Iowa, was in charge of the arrangements. Condolences may be left online at

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4 Responses to Charles H Wooster, Jr. (October 25, 2020)

  1. Merlyn and Jeanette Knudsen says:

    Our sympathy and prayers for the family. May many good memories ease the sorrow.

  2. jim and dixie nelson says:

    Chuck was the kind of neighbor everyone wishes for.
    A very kind man and when he would drive in your yard very quietly and make sure he wasn’t going to interrupt anything you might be doing.
    He always had a smile on his face.
    He will be missed but his walk and talk were genuine.
    To his family knowing his faith we also will miss his presents down the road.
    Driving around checking on cows or fields of crops he was a FARMER at heart…
    At his new home in heaven – Bless you and we will miss you neighbor..
    Jim and Dixie Nelson

  3. Allen Olson says:

    Sorry to hear of Charles passing. Although he was ahead of me in high school he was a good friend.

  4. Jane Jensen says:

    Charlie was one of Jim*s best friends. I remember our vacations together when Bonnie & Jon were small and traveling across Canada to Alaska to fish and reach the Arctic Circle.
    The evening stay I remember the most was at the town of Yukon where there were no park accommodations and we heard many large mosquitoes buzzing around our camper all night. Jim & Charlie had to be out among them briefly. Believe me, I have never seen any mosquitoes bigger than they were since.!
    My prayers are with the family during this time and the months of change ahead. Thank God we have our Savior and Holy Spirit to comfort all of us.

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