Charles E. FadigaNovember 13, 1932 ~ June 24, 2017 (age 84)
Charles E. Fadiga, age 84 of Centerville, Iowa passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Centerville Specialty Care.
Charles was born in Diamond, Iowa on November 13, 1932, the son of Joe and Winifred (Price) Fadiga. He graduated from Centerville High School in 1950. He was united in marriage to Roberta Lee Benz on November 14, 1953 in Forest City, Iowa. The couple celebrated nearly sixty four years of marriage together.
During the mid 1950s, Charles was drafted into the United States Navy and served his country faithfully.
As a young adult, Charles worked in the construction field for a brief period of time. Around 1960, he began driving a semi truck. It was at this point in time that Charles found his true calling-the transportation field. He eventually started his own trucking business, Fadiga Trucking. Charles spent many dedicated years operating the family business, which included countless hours of over the road truck driving.
Charles and Roberta enjoyed many years of traveling in their camper throughout the United States, including their annual camping trip to the Iowa State Fair. Charles was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals' fan and enjoyed attending baseball games at Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Centerville.
Charles is survived by his wife, Roberta Fadiga of Centerville, Iowa; four children, Jane (Tom) Craver of Cincinnati, Iowa, Jack (Lola) Fadiga of Centerville, Iowa, Joe (Patti) Fadiga of Centerville, Iowa, and Jeff (Melinda) Fadiga of Numa, Iowa; eleven grandchildren, Sha Appenzeller, Brandi (Aaron) Lafrenz, Dustin Fadiga, Jessie (Joe) McDanolds, Molly (Drew) Kelly, Troy Fadiga, Lori (Eric) Amdor, Jared Fadiga, Heidi (Garrett) Jones, Haley Gottman, and Hunter Gottman; thirteen great grandchildren, Reese Lafrenz, Caleigh Lafrenz, Rhegan McDanolds, Millie McDanolds, Kade Kelly, Mae Kelly, Kole Kelly, Carter Fadiga, Mackensie Fadiga, Brady Fadiga, Ellie Amdor, Avery Amdor, and Emma Amdor; two sisters, Frances (Doyle) Bailey of Centerville, Iowa, and Barbara (the Late Carl) Carpenter of Davenport, Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Gretchen Fadiga of Centerville, Iowa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Jerry Fadiga and John Fadiga; five siblings, Morris (Gerry) Fadiga, Joe (Irene) Fadiga, John Fadiga, Betty (Basil) Hart, and Joanne (Everette) Davis; and parents-in-laws, Lee and Alberta Benz.
Funeral services will be held at 10 AM, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Shurmaine McAlpine officiating. Burial will follow in the Dale Cemetery, north of Centerville. A visitation will take place on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville, with the family greeting friends from 6-8 PM. Memorials have been established to either the First United Methodist Church of Centerville or to HCI Hospice Care Services and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, 1900 S. 18th St., Centerville, Iowa, 52544. Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com.