Charles E. Alford, age 63, of Marengo, died Thursday, April 23, 2015 at the Marengo Memorial Hospital. Funeral Service: 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 27, 2015, Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo with Pastor Eddie Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Marengo Cemetery. Visitation: 2 to 5 P.M. Sunday, April 26, 2015, at the funeral home. A memorial fund has been established.
Charles is survived by his wife, Janice; four children, Jeannie Varela (Alfonso) of Marengo, Shirley Arends (Robert) of Marengo, Theresa Alford of Minneapolis, MN, and Charles Alford (Angel) of Marengo; sixteen grandchildren, Robert Ritter (Becca), Joshua Ritter, Melanie Ritter, Michelle Huston, Christopher Rose, Nickole Ritter, Destiney Huston, Sarah Rose, Samantha Rose, Charles Alford, Jr., Andrea Huston, Natalie Huston, Zoe Alford, Myia Alford, Gia Alford, Ricardo Malagon; and eleven great-grandchildren: Landyn Varela, Lachlan Ritter, Aydan Varela, Channing Alford, Jason Ritter, Brylee Stidham, Jaxon Aubrecht, Presliegh Moyer, Destinee Ritter, Cameron Brenneman, and David Ritter.
Also surviving are his siblings, Jimmalee Todd (Brenda) of Des Moines, Donnie Alford (Chris) of Des Moines, Shirley Stepp (Vernon) of Kentucky, Lillie Alford of Kentucky, and Ronnie Alford of Des Moines. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter Brandy, two brothers, Jerry and Earl, and a sister Betty.
Charles Everett Alford was born February 20, 1952 in Dayton, Ohio, the son of Arthur and Nanny Stepp Alford. He and Janice Duncan Alford were married for 43 years. Charles was employed as a roofer and a handyman of various trades. He enjoyed cookouts with the family, camping, fishing, motorcycles, classic cars, and beer time.