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Charles Hootman (Chuck)

Charles E. (Chuck) Hootman, 82 of Washington, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at the Parkview Manor in Wellman. Services will be held at a later date.  A memorial fund has been established for the HCI Hospice of Mt. Pleasant.

Charles Edgar (Chuck) Hootman was born May 26, 1931 in Fairfield, Iowa, the son of Fred and Eva (Philips) Hootman.  He attended Fairfield High School and joined the National Guard.  Chuck was united in marriage to Betty DeWolf on September 9, 1950 in Fairfield, Iowa. In 1957 he joined th USAF as a communications repairman and served in Vietnam.  He retired from the USAF in 1979 at the rank of Staff Sargent.    Chuck enjoyed electronics and gardening.

Survivors include his wife Betty of Iowa City, two sons; Michael Hootman and partner Nui Ordongard of Seattle, WA, Jeff Hootman of Iowa City, one brother; James (Cathy) Hootman of Harrisburg, SD, and four sisters; Delores Ford of Mt. Pleasant, IA, Dixie (Keith) Myers of Fairfield, IA, Peggy (Bob) Hoover of Edwards, MO, and Karen (Homer) Iseman of Lebanon, MO.

Preceding Chuck in death were his parents and two brothers; Bill and Bob Hootman, and a brother in law; Wayne Ford.

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The Hootman Family and the Willeys ruled while we were growing up in Fairfield during Forties and Fifties. They lived a block from us on Kirkwood. I remember Chuck and how the entire family were solid in loving each other. Now that does not mean there weren't some good ole rivalry, but our family, Jim, Harold, me interfaced everyday. We had fun in "the good old days". Our family extends to all of the Hootman Family prayers and condolences during this time of letting a family member leave this earth.

Carl Willey Feb 3 2014 12:00 AM

To Charles Hootman and Family, Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family and Charles wife. He will missed as a family member of Post 427, Wellman.

Donna Fanatia, American Legion Charles Polton Post 427 Feb 1 2014 12:00 AM

Jeff, Sorry to hear of your loss, Hang in there and remember the good times! Tracy

Tracy Owens Jan 30 2014 12:00 AM