He grew up in Mekinock, ND, and graduated from Emerado High School.
In 1957, he married Jean Griffin.
They had three children.
Charles worked for Eriksons Dairy in Larimore, ND.
In 1968, Charles moved to Spokane, WA.
He worked for Darigold Dairy.
He met and married Monica Jarret in 1972, and became the father of two more daughters.
Charles and Monica operated Crestline Auction for many years.
Charles was self taught appliance repair.
He repaired appliances and almost anything else until his retirement.
He loved being with his family and fishing.
He is survived by his wife; son, David (Cindy), Spokane; daughters: Lori Moreland, Post Falls; Debbie (David) Aaland, Northwood, ND; Darcey (Mike) Isbey, Spokane; and Karen (Rick) Harris, Spokane.
Sisters: Patsy (Harland) Rustad, Oslo, MN; Roberta Hensrud, Vancouver, WA; sister-in-law Vicki (Dave) Schreiner, Grand Forks, ND; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Also survived by several cousins and neices and nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, brother Allen, and a granddaughter.
A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held on Sunday, December 16, 1-3 pm at I.N.W.C., 6116 N. Market St., Spokane, WA 99208.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Spokane Humane Society, 6607 N. Havana St., Spokane, WA 99217.