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Chuck Stiles liked playing a good game of gin rummy

Charles A. Stiles, 79, of Mobridge, passed away on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Mobridge Regional Hospital.
A memorial service will be scheduled later in the year.
Charles Allen Stiles was born on April 25, 1936 in Cherokee, Iowa, to Edgar and Glee (Druyor) Stiles. He graduated from Cherokee High School in 1954. He went on to attend the University of South Dakota, where he graduated in 1958. While at USD, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta, The Strollers and ROTC. He served in the U.S. Army for six months following graduation.
Shortly after marriage, Chuck and Ione moved to Mobridge in 1959, where Chuck accepted a position with First National Bank. He served first as a financial officer of the bank for 19 years. Later he accepted a position as the assistant administrator for the Mobridge Community Hospital. In 1983, he and Ione purchased Stiles Bottle Shop, which they owned and operated for more than 30 years.
During his life, Chuck was a member of a number of civic and community organizations, including the Mobridge Jaycees and the Mobridge Chamber of Commerce. He was particularly proud of his service on the A.H. Brown Public Library Board, which he served on for 25 years. Chuck was an elected member of the Mobridge Public School Board and served as president of the board.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and sang in the choir for many years. He also served as treasurer of the Men of Trinity.
Chuck was an avid reader with a particular interest in history. He enjoyed following the Minnesota Vikings, playing gin rummy with friends, all while appreciating the wide-open and relaxed environment of the Mobridge area.
Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Ione Jacobsen Stiles, of Mobridge. Also grateful for having shared his life are his three sons, Scott Charles (Kelly) Stiles of Garden Grove, Calif., Stuart Allen (Natalie) Stiles of Colbert, Wash., and Steven Jay (Denise) Stiles of Indio, Calif.; six grandchildren, Stuart Joseph Stiles of Cheney, Wash., Samuel Charles Stiles of Colbert, Simon Dakota Stiles of Colbert, Sebastian Jacob Stiles of Colbert, Lauren Olivia Stiles of Garden Grove, and Norah Grace Stiles of Garden Grove; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and David Graham of Cherokee; sister-in-law, Norma (Jacobsen) Wiebe of Louisville, Ky.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Roger and Wanda Weberg of Mesa, Ariz.; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Glee Stiles, parents-in-law, Norman and Florence Jacobsen, and brother-in-law, John Wiebe.
Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Chuck Stiles

Chuck Stiles