September 29, 1921 – October 31, 2012
He is survived by his wife, Doris; daughter, Cynthia Rather Sielaff of Rathdrum, Idaho; grandchildren, Jeffery Courtney of Florida, Jacklyn and Joshua Greenlee of Arizona; Dorian and Steve Komberec of Idaho, Zachary and Adrianna Sielaff of Iowa; great-grandchildren, Rowan and Jeremiah Komberec; brother, Fred Rather of Boone; sister, Marileen Wright of Churdan; several beloved nieces and nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by daughters, Janice DeLane Rather in 1946; Susanne Kay Rather Gastelum in 2009; his parents; brothers, Phillip and Richard Rather; sisters, JaDean Rather Bilsland, LaVonne Rather McIntire, two sisters in infancy; sister-in-law, Helen Rather and brother-in-law, Earl Wright.
Charles was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Jefferson Lions Clubs, Elks Lodge # 2306 and American Legion Post # 0011.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, with Rev. Julie Paulsen officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Military rites will be conducted by American Legion Post # 0011 of Jefferson. Visitation will be at the church, two hours before the Celebration of Life on Monday.
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