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Charles R. Vry

October 2, 1936 - July 22, 2022

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Charles Richard Vry, 85, of Ankeny, passed away July 22, 2022.

A family graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July, 30, 2022, at Vienna Cemetery in Beaman, Iowa.

Charles “Charlie” Richard Vry was born the son of Henry and Gertrude (Wiese) on October 2, 1936. He attended Liscomb Country School until 1944, then Liscomb Consolidated High School, graduating in 1956. Charlie married Sharon McGowan on April 9, 1961, and to this union four children were born, Annette, Alan, Andrew, and Rhonda.

He serviced with the National Guard out of Marshalltown for six years. He was employed at Fisher Controls for 15 years. Charlie’s love of farming was evident as he farmed up to 800 acres until retiring in 2002. Charlie acted as a corn and soybean sales agent for 22 years, earning numerous trips for his work.

Charlie was actively involved in several organizations. He was a charter member of the Iowa Soybean Association, and the Marshall County Soybean Association, serving as President and Treasurer for four years. He was a 50-plus year member of I.O.O.F. #242 of Liscomb. Charles was a member of Conrad Co-Op and Mid Iowa Co-Op, and a member of Farm Bureau. Charles attended the Liscomb Church of Christ until he moved to Ankeny in 2010, where he became a member of the First Church of Christ in Ankeny.

Charlie enjoyed traveling to several states, too many to name, with friends and peers. He always enjoyed sharing good times with others, whether hosting Singles in Agriculture events, dancing, or cooking new recipes when he hosted friends and family over.

Charlies is survived by his children, Annette (Andy) Queck of Bryant, AR, Alan (Michelle) Vry of Runnells, IA, Andrew (Tawnya) Vry of Mingo, IA, and Rhonda Bills (Rich Dervin) of Altoona, IA; grandchildren, Travis (Amanda) Queck, Austin Queck, Kylie (Scott) Barnes, Tyler Vry, Kathryn Vry, Melany Vry, KJ Bills, and MacKenzie Bills; great-grandchildren, Bodhi Barnes, Ripley Barnes, Rowdy Barnes, and Laykin Quest; two brothers, John (Janet) Vry, and Ralph Vry; and a sister, Elaine Vry.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dale Vry; and sister-in-law, MaryAnn Vry.

Memorials may be directed to the family in loving memory of Charlie.

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