Charles Everette Standage, was born on May 12, 1921 in Ravenna, Nebraska; the son of Wayne and Catherine (Duncan) Standage. He entered eternally into rest on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska.
Everette's early years were spent in Ravenna until his 8th grade year in school, when the family moved to the Sand Hills in Chambers, Nebraska. He graduated from Chambers High School with the Class of 1939. Everette later moved to Omaha to attend a trade school, but returned to Chambers to farm. He was united in marriage to Rose Ann Coday in Neligh, Nebraska on April 16, 1942. Following their marriage Everette was drafted into the United States Army where he served is country with pride, during WWII from 1942 until 1945. During their married years the couple resided in Cambridge, Ravenna, Atkinson and Valley, all of which are in Nebraska, before making their home in Shenandoah, Iowa.
While living in Atkinson Everette worked as a mechanic at a service station. When the family moved to Valley, Nebraska he worked for Boardman's Garage until going to work for Valmont Industries. In 1974 the family moved to Shenandoah, where Rose and Everette purchased Tebbes Lanes. They enjoyed running the bowling alley until 1983. Everette later went on to work in the maintenance department for the Shenandoah Hospital until his retirement in 1989. Still feeling the urge to work, he made deliveries for Jay Drug and worked as a Shipmate for the Bellevue Queen.
Some of his interests included fishing, bowling, woodworking, playing cards, camping, traveling, working on puzzles, and going to the casino with his friends. In the last few years he has enjoyed spending time fishing with his good friend, Emilio who was like family to him. He also enjoyed visiting with family and following the children and grandchildren's activities.
He was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, granddaughter Amy Stenglein, daughter Anita "Gayle" Stenglein, and siblings Lawrence and Dean Standage.
Those left to cherish his memory include his son Duane Standage and wife Mila of Hesperia, CA; daughter Charlene Wilcox of Shenandoah, IA; grandchildren; Ann Stenglein of Waterloo, NE, Kate Stenglein of LaVista, NE, Dan Wilcox and wife Traci of Oklahoma City, OK and Julie Wilcox of Council Bluffs, IA; great-grandchildren; Amy Stenglein of LaVista, NE and Abbey Rose, Carter, and Elisabeth "Ellie" Wilcox of Oklahoma City, OK; other family and friends.
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