Charles L. Seright
August 5, 1918 - September 8, 2018

Charles L. Seright

Charles L. Seright
Aug 5, 1918 - Sep 8, 2018

Charles L. Seright

CHARLES L. SERIGHT
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Charles Seright, 100, of Muscatine, passed away on Saturday, September 8, 2018, at Premier Estates.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Nick Goddard will officiate. Burial will take place in Island Cemetery with military honors provided by the combined squads of the American Legion Post 27 and the V.F.W. Post 1565.

Visitation will be from 10 until 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Kim Hagy and Nick Goddard. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com


Charles was born on August 5, 1918, on the Island, the son of Warren A. and Florence Kinsley Seright. He married S. Morean Smith Moomey on December 31, 1952. She preceded him in death on January 18, 1994.

Charles was a proud veteran serving as a mechanic in the US Army and Airforce.

He retired from John Deere as a Welder and was a member of the Moose Lodge, the American Legion, the Eagles Lodge and the Union.

Charles and his family floated a log cabin from Fairport to Kilpeck Landing, where he grew up. As a boy, he planted many pine trees on the Island. He helped his father in the blacksmith shop and invented an adjustable wrench along with the sweet potato vine cutter. He enjoyed building and repairing the sweet potato vine cutter for the farmers on the Island. He loved the Mississippi River. He always considered himself a 'River Rat' and, in his later years, asked if he was 'straight with the river'. He celebrated his 100th birthday by putting his feet in the Mississippi River.

Charles and his wife traveled a lot. He loved playing cards and going to the casino boats.

Charles is survived by his daughters, Bonnie Goddard, of Muscatine, Deloris Rhodes, of Rockford, Illinois, and Nancy Burzell, of Wisconsin; 19 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; and one great great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one brother, Oscar M. Seright; and two daughters, Dorothy Ann Potter and Esther Goddard.

 
 

Ron and Kathleen (Barry) Marshall on Sep 9, 2018

Deloris and Bonnie,

We were so sorry to hear of your loss. My, but what a nice long life he lived. What a blessing for all of you who loved him. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort and may you find peace.

Ron and Kathy ( Barry) Marshall

Lois Gray Weggen Bevan Powell on Sep 9, 2018

Bonnie, Deloris and families...I am sorry to learn of Charles passing. I have wondered several times if he was still ok but never took the time to follow through and contact you Bonnie. It looks like you were a great care giver to him as he had a long life after your mother passed. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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12
Wednesday
Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Sep
12
Wednesday
Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home
1931 Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
11:00 AM
Burial will take place in Island Cemetery with military honors following the service.

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