Charles Stuppy, 97

Published 10:47pm Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Charles Stuppy, 97
Born: Sept. 30, 1914
Died: June 7, 2012


Charles “Charlie” T. Stuppy, 97, of Delhi, Iowa, died Thursday, June 7, 2012, at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester, Iowa.

Charlie was born Sept. 30, 1914, in Sunset, Ind., the son of Clem and Anna (O’Neil) Stuppy. On April 29, 1949, he was united in marriage to Leslie E. Stiles in Hartford. Charlie worked for the South Bend Tribune in the composing room, retiring in 1979.

Charlie enjoyed his family, golfing, bowling and was held in high regard by his fellow co-workers. He belonged to the Dowagiac Lions Club, The International Order of Elks Club and Masonic Lodge.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Leslie; four children, Charles (Marlene) Stuppy Jr. of Florida, Christine McDonald of Delhi, Jane (Greg) Horn of Fort Dodge, and Robert (Marisa) Stuppy of California; 19 grandchildren; James Cross, Jeff Cross, Joanna Cross, Jon Cross, Kim Couet, David Stuppy, Timothy Stuppy, Melissa Cox, Ronald Stuppy, Merry Rickert, Matthew Botos, Benjamin Botos, Abby McDonald, Chaz Vance, Robert Stuppy II; Samantha Stuppy, Daniel Stuppy, Emily Stuppy, Jacob Horn; 24 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Clem and Anna Stuppy; a daughter, Betty Jean Cross; a granddaughter, Margaret “Maggie” Vance; a great-grandson, Eddie Miller; siblings, Margaurette, Martha, Evelyn, William and James.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Michigan. A Celebration of Life family gathering was held Sunday, June 10, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Chris McDonald home, 11 Market St., Delhi, Iowa.

Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Manchester is in charge of the arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be sent to the Dowagiac Lions Club, the Delhi Lions Club or Hospice of Comfort, Manchester, in memory of Charlie.

Please sign the online guestbook for Charlie at under “obituaries.”

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