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.