17 May 1925 – 26 November 2020
Charles Henry “Chuck” Caughron, 95, from Waterloo, died Thursday, November 26, 2020 at NorthCrest Special Care.
He was born May 17, 1925 in Waterloo, the son of Fred and LuWanda (Schaefer) Caughron. He attended Waterloo East High School. Chuck served in the United States Navy during World War II in the Marshall Islands from June 1943 until his honorable dismissal in February 1946. He married Kathryn McKee on 10 November 1945 at Salvation Army Fortress in Waterloo; he preceded him in death on March 27, 2017. Chuck’s carpentry skills in the Navy continued as he worked for McIntee / Winninger Construction and Noble Manufacturing (Don Reicherts), building kitchen and bathroom cabinets. After retiring, he moved to Peoria, IL where he became a steward of the Salvation Army Green Valley Camp. After his retirement, he moved back to Waterloo where he was a guard in the Salvation Army where most of his woodworking skills were on display in the chapel. Chuck is a servant of God and is led by example. He values the time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving four sons, Stephen (Debra) Caughron from Dike, Rodney (Janice) Caughron from Lincoln, NE, Cliff (Jean) Caughron from Waterloo, and Jeff (Lisa) Caughron of Normal, IL; daughter, Lisa (Jeffrey) Martin of Des Moines; fourteen grandchildren, Christopher, Benjamin (Jessica), Brian (Angie), Neal (Anna), Katie (Austin), Lacey, Matt, Luke, Jillian (Cody), Derek (Emily), Kevin, Sarah, Katelyn, and Alyssa ; 24 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Velva “Kitty” Scott from Waterloo and Patsy Koschney from Minnesota.