Charles "Charlie" Kisling


Charles "Charlie" L. Kisling, 77, of Keosauqua, passed away Aug. 12, 2019, at Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua. He was born at home on July 24, 1942, to Roy and Evelyn Brown Kisling. He grew up in rural Mount Zion and graduated from Stockport High School. Charlie married Doris Knecht on Dec. 21, 1963, at Zion Bible Church in Douds. She preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 2017.
Charlie was a member of the Zion Bible Church in Douds and served on the church council for a number of years. He was a homebuilder with Kisling Construction and worked at Barker Company Limited. Charlie was known for his excellent carpentry skills, he remodeled over a dozen houses in his spare time and enjoyed building furniture for his family. He loved spending time traveling with his wife Doris when he was able. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
He is survived by two sons, Steve Kisling of Douds and Rick (Nancy) Kisling of Martensdale; four grandchildren, Kyle (Tori) Kisling, Caleb Kisling, Sarah Kisling and Joel Kisling; six siblings, Mildred Bowmen of Montrose, Colo., Helen Manley of Washington, Iowa, Grace Whitfield of Perry, Fla., Lola (Don) Jewel of Moline, Ill., and Dean (Linda) Kisling and Carol Kisling, both of Cedar Rapids; and two sisters-in-law, Kay Kisling of Montrose, Colo., and Colleen Kisling of Keosauqua.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Evelyn Kisling; wife, Doris; four brothers Carl Kisling, Robert Kisling, Dwight Kisling and Paul Kisling; and a sister, Dorothy Manley.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Zion Bible Church in Douds with Pastor Mike Mosier and Pastor Phil Ross officiating. Burial will be at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Douds. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, with family present to greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pedrick Funeral Home in Keosauqua.
Memorial contributions in Charlie's honor may be directed to Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Friends of Lacey, Zion Bible Church or a charity of the donor's choice.
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