1930-2012

Charles “Chuck” Warren Mounce, 82, of Carroll, died Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll following a short illness.

Visitation with Chuck’s family will be after 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Holy Spirit Church in Carroll, followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. Chuck will be buried at Mount Olivet Cemetery with his beloved wife, Patty. The family invites everyone to lunch at the Holy Spirit Greteman Center following the committal service.

Memorial donations in Chuck’s honor may be made to All Strings Attached or the St. Anthony Hospital Foundation. In addition to online condolences at ohdetwitfuneralhome.com, cards and donations may be sent to Chuck Mounce family, c/o Ohde Twit Funeral Home, 503 E. First St, Carroll, Iowa 51401.

Charles Warren “Chuck”, son of Charles R. and Luella R. (Smeby) Mounce, was born May 26, 1930 at Maui, Hawaii. Chuck graduated from Maui High School in 1948 and enrolled at Iowa State University, majoring in agronomy.

On Dec. 26, 1951, Chuck married Patricia Ann “Patty” Kelley at Lake City. After he graduated from Iowa State in 1952, Chuck received his commission from the U.S. Air Force ROTC and was stationed for several years in San Antonio and Amarillo, Texas; Tokyo, Japan; and Des Moines, Iowa. Chuck remained active in the Air Force reserves and retired as major.

Chuck and Patty moved in the late 1950s to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he sold life insurance until 1979. They moved in 1979 to Carroll, where they fell in love with the people and the community and Chuck began selling veterinary supplies. In 1982 they relocated to Le Sueur, Minn., and Chuck started his own veterinary supply sales company in 1986. They returned to their favorite “hometown” of Carroll in 1993. Chuck stayed active in running his sales business until his retirement in 2012.

Chuck was an active member of Holy Spirit Parish in Carroll where he served as an usher. He was a past member of the Kiwanis and Lions Clubs. He was a life member of the St. Anthony Regional Hospital Auxiliary, volunteering in many capacities.

Chuck’s love of music led him to All Strings Attached in Carroll, and he served on its board of directors. He emceed All Strings concerts. He also served the Carroll community in multiple other volunteer positions.

Chuck is survived by his son, Kerry Mounce, and his wife, Nancee, of Bella Vista, Ark.; grandchildren, Nicholas Mounce and his wife, Genny, Mary Beth Robinson and her husband, Dominic, Paul Mounce and Mallory Mounce; five great-grandchildren; a brother, David Mounce, and his wife, Char, of Pinehurst, N.C.; sisters-in-law, Kay Brown and her husband, Fred, of Fremont, Neb.,, and Carol Eichhorn and her husband, Phil, of Lake City; other relatives and many friends.

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Patty Mounce, in 2008.