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Charles Aplin, Jr.

April 29, 1937 - March 14, 2023

U.S. Veteran

Service Date: March 21, 2023

Funeral Home Memorial Services of Iowa

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Charles “Charlie” Aplin, Jr., age 85, passed away in Des Moines on March 14, 2023. He was born April 29, 1937, in Lyons, Iowa, to Adelia (Lienau) and Charles Aplin, Sr.

Following graduation from Clinton High School, he proudly served in the United States Navy.  After his military service, he moved to Des Moines and became a firefighter for the Des Moines Fire Department.  Charlie then made a career as a safety consultant and loss prevention in the insurance industry.

Charlie loved motorcycles, especially Harley Davidsons, and the Iowa State Cyclones.  He never met a stranger and could get someone’s life story in just a few minutes.

Charlie is survived by his loving wife, Connie; sons, Brad (Nikki) and Chad (Amanda); his grandchildren, Jake (Lauren), Jordan (Jordan) and Tabitha; as well as 4 great-grandchildren: Audrey, Addison, William, and Maci.

In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his brother, John, and sister, Fern.

Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2023, at Memorial Services of Iowa (4208 N. Ankeny Blvd).  A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, also at the funeral home, with burial and luncheon to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens.

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