Charles Stanley Richie, the son of Charles Junior and Ruth Adeline (Selby) Richie, was born March 27, 1957, in Corning, IA. Stan entered eternal rest on Monday, February 8, 2016, at CHI Health Mercy Hospital, Corning, Iowa, at the age of fifty-eight years, ten months and twelve days.
Stan entered the United States Navy on December 29, 1975 and received his GED while serving his country. He was honorably discharged on December 14, 1979. Stan returned to Corning and worked in various factories in the area. He was a self-employed carpenter for several years, and also worked as an electrician’s assistant. Stan drove a truck delivering flowers to various Hy-Vee Stores and greenhouses. He also worked four years for Wellman Dynamics in Creston, IA. Stan’s life was shared with his life partner Mitzi Walton. They enjoyed twenty-seven years together.
Stan had many interests. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. He also enjoyed tending to his large vegetable garden. He enjoyed his family and especially liked taking his nieces and nephews hunting, as well as shooting targets in the backyard. Stan was a handyman and talented wood-worker. He made several apple shaped cutting boards and he built bird houses. He built many different pieces of furniture and also refinished furniture. He will be missed by many.
Left to cherish Stan’s memory is his life partner: Mitzi Walton, Corning, IA; step-mother: Virginia Richie, Corning, IA; sisters: Kathleen McLean; Des Moines, IA; Terri (Steve) Ping, Bettendorf, IA; brother: Galen Richie, Corning, IA; sister: June (Frank) Ballantini, Ankeny, IA; brother: Terry Richie, Corning, IA; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Preceding Stan in death was his daughter: Dandee Marie Richie; his parents and grandparents.