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Charles George Wallis, 95, of Omaha, Nebraska, formerly of Pisgah, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, April 7, 2019, in Omaha.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, April 19, 2019, at the First Christian Church in Onawa, Iowa, with Pastor Michael Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Spring Valley Cemetery near Moorhead, Iowa, with military honors provided by the United States Navy and the Jesse Strong American Legion Post #378 of Mondamin, Iowa. Visitation will be 5:00 – 8:00 P.M. Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Rush Family Chapel in Onawa. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.
Charles George Wallis was born in Little Sioux, Iowa, on August 17, 1923, the son of Daniel and Grace (Gee) Wallis. He attended country school and graduated from Little Sioux High School with the class of 1941. Charles was baptized as an infant in the Mondamin Methodist Church. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Onawa, Iowa.
On December 31, 1944, Charles was united in marriage to Hazel Adelle McCue at her parents’ home in Little Sioux.
Charles served with the United States Navy Seabees during World War II from 1945-1946, as a seaman 1st Class, serving in the Philippines and Guam. After being discharged, he returned to Iowa to farm and later worked for five years in the oil fields in New Mexico. Charles and his wife Hazel Adelle returned to Iowa and bought and operated a freight truck line for twenty years. They also purchased the family farm, where he lived until moving to Maple Ridge in Omaha in 2013.
Being agrarian imperative, Charles was a steward of the land. In 1976, he received the Marc Cox Agriculture Soil Conservation Award for the Monona County area. He was an active member of the American Legion Post #408 of Pisgah, Iowa, for 72 years, holding many offices including Post Commander, Post Adjunct, and County Commander.
Charles was an avid gardener and enjoyed sharing his crops with family, friends, and anyone in need. He was a positive role model and enjoyed spending time with his family, attending as many activities as possible, and sharing stories. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trap shooting.
Charles was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. His family values and work ethic have been an inspiration to his family and friends.
Left to cherish his memory are two children, George (Patricia) Wallis of San Antonio, TX and Linda (Dan) Snodgrass of Ralston, NE; five grandsons, Dalt (Lisa) Snodgrass, Kole (Amanda) Snodgrass, Kyle (Angela) Wallis, Kent (Heather) Wallis, and Mark (Jennifer) Wallis; and fourteen great-grandchildren, Sebastian Snodgrass, Bray Snodgrass, Holden Snodgrass, Jake Snodgrass, Lexi Snodgrass, Jared Wallis, Grant Wallis, Owen Wallis, Brody Wallis, Taylen Wallis, Powers Wallis, Boone Wallis, Waylon Wallis, and Ryder Wallis.
He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; two sisters, Irene Rolph and Cleo Flood; brother, Eugene Wallis; and his loving wife of 50 years, Hazel Adelle Wallis.
Memorials may be directed in Charles’s memory to the Pisgah Fire and Rescue Unit in Pisgah, Iowa.
Condolences may be left online for the family at www.rushfamilycareservice.com