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-Charles V. Hurlbut-

Charles V. Hurlbut, 87, of Muscatine passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2008, at Lutheran Homes. Funeral services were held on Monday, April 21, 2008, at 11:00 A.M. at the First Baptist Church with burial in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites by the combined units of the V.F.W Post 1565 and the American Legion Post #27. Following the interment a time of food and fellowship was held at the First Baptist Church. Visitation for Charles was held on Monday, April 21, 2008, from 9:30 A.M. until service time at the First Baptist Church. Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church in Charles’ name. Sympathy notes may be left for the Hurlbut family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services.

Charles Vernon Hurlbut was born on July 18, 1920, in Muscatine, Iowa the son of Paul J. and Elma M. (Ruckles) Hurlbut. On June 1, 1939, Charles was united in marriage to Clara Lucille Hainey in Wapello, Iowa. Charles served his country in the United States Army from 1944-1946. Charles worked at Carver Foundry in the shipping and receiving department for many years till his retirement. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in which he taught a youth class, a men’s class and an adult class. He was also a coach for the First Baptist Church Softball team for many years and was a deacon of the church. He established horseshoe intramural teams within the church also. He was a past member of American Legion. For twenty-years, Charles entertained around area nursing homes with his band, Chuck and Friends.

Charles will be deeply missed by his wife, Lucille of Muscatine; one daughter, Elma Kay Hill and her husband, Kenneth of Conesville, Iowa; one son, Dennis Hurlbut and his wife, Betty of Jensen Beach, Florida; four grandchildren, Tammy Nicklaus, Donald Hill, Steven Hurlbut and Adriana Hurlbut.; two great-grandchildren, Abigail Hurlbut and Katie Nicklaus; and two brothers, Fred Hurlbut and his wife, Johanna and Robert Hurlbut and his wife, Norma both of Muscatine.

He was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers, Allen, Merle, Paul, Gayle and Wildon.

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