Charles Sandeen Jr.

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Charles Henry Sandeen Jr., 86, of Lidderdale, Iowa, passed away on June 27, 2020, at Accura HealthCare in Carroll.

Funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 6, at Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll with the Rev. Lance Charlot officiating. Visitation will be held at the funeral home beginning hour before the service. Casket bearers will be Brian, Jerry, Kevin, David and Dwight Sandeen, and Mike and Jeff Brown.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, July 6, at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Van Meter.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dahn and Woodhouse Funeral Home in Carroll.

Charles was born on Aug. 13, 1933, in Correctionville, Iowa, and he was a son of Charles Sr. and Velma (Monk) Sandeen. Charles grew up in various locations and graduated from high school in Cambria, Iowa. Charles served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1953-1956. He was married to Mary Jean Barnhouse on Jan. 23, 1958, at First Baptist Church in Des Moines. The couple made their home in Lanesboro and moved to Lidderdale in 1994. Charles worked for Carroll Manufacturing for 25 years. Charles enjoyed sports, the Chicago Cubs, the Iowa Hawkeyes, playing cards, reading western novels, and watching western movies.

Charles is survived by his wife, Mary, of Lidderdale; six children and families: Brian Sandeen of Scranton, Jerry Sandeen of Manning, Kevin Sandeen of Manning, daughter Kelly Kaspersen of Carroll, David Sandeen (Christiane) of Norfolk, Virginia, and Dwight Sandeen of Rolla, Missouri; four grandsons: Adam, Andrew, Jason and Justin; three great-grandchildren: Eleanor, Aria and Alexander; half sister Jackie Radishel; half brother James Sandeen; sister-in-law Wanda Flatland of Cresco, Iowa, sister-in-law Judy Vinson of Leon, Iowa; brother-in-law Fred Barnhouse of Coggon, Iowa; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his biological father, Charles Sandeen Sr.; his stepfather, Doran Vinson; his mother, Velma Vinson; a sister, Doris “Sandy” Wolf; stepbrothers Guy, Richard, Carl and Jim Vinson; and son-in-law Terry Kaspresen.

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