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Charles Edward Aldrich, Sr. March 3, 1928 ~ November 11, 2012

Charles Edward Aldrich, Sr. 84, of Rogers passed away Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Fayetteville.  He was born March 3, 1928 in Clarinda, Iowa the son of Lester E. and Margie Heivilin Aldrich.

He served in the United States Army and was a Teacher in the Public School System.

Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Bodkin Aldrich and brother, Jack Aldrich.

Survivors include 3~sons, Charles E. Aldrich, Jr. and wife, Dawn of Rolling Meadows, IL, John Aldrich of Rogers and Jim Aldrich and wife, Andrea of Rogers; 1~daughter, Diane Penton and husband, Pat of Fayetteville; 1~brother, David Allen Aldrich of Arlington Heights, IL; 3 grandchildren and 1~greatgrandchild.

Memorial Services will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, November 16, 2012 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel with Rev. Zach Underwood officiating. Cremation will follow.

Memorials may be made to Willard Walker Hospice Home.

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    Hiram B. Cooper » 19. Nov, 2012

    Almighty God, we remember before thee our departed compatriot. We thank thee for giving him to us to know and to love on our earthly pilgrimage – if only for a short while. Give us faith to see in death the gate of eternal life, so that in quiet confidence we may continue our course on earth, until by thy call, we are reunited with him who has gone before, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Grant, O Lord to Charles E. Aldrich eternal rest, and let thy light perpetual shine upon him and his family he left behind. Amen

    Col. Daniel McKissick Chapter (Arkansas Society of the Sons of the American Revolution)
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    Kate Lunsford » 20. Nov, 2012

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Aldrich’s passing. I was very fortunate to have Mr. Aldrich as my Gifted and Talented teacher when I attended Greenland schools. His love of learning was contagious. He will certainly be missed.

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    Rad Jones » 26. Dec, 2012

    I just learned of coach’s passing. I was a student at Waldron MI high school and was fortunate to have Mr. Aldrich as my coach for baseball, football and basketball. I learned a lot from him not only to do with sports but life. This carried me well into my adult life as a Secret Service agent, director of security at a major company and teaching at MSU. A highlight was his attendance at a Waldron School alumni meeting several years ago where we had a time to talk and remember old times and get caught up on recent activities. Many members of teams he coached attended and he stayed several days after where we had other times to visit and also attended church services together. He will always be in my memories.

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    Kim Dyer (Moore) » 21. Jul, 2017

    I kept in touch with “Chuck” along with my friend Jane. He was our mentor and friend. Our last visit with him was when he came in town to see his brother David (thinking it was summer of 2011 or 2012). There are no words for the love we have for him. He made our experience at EGHS the best it could be. He “differentiated” and reorganized our Student Council based on our strengths. He not only allowed us to lead and follow our dreams but encouraged and helped us. He looked for ways to help us grow. Chuck touched our hearts like no other. Whenever I have the opportunity to walk into his gymnasium, I am quite proud to have been blessed by him.
    I know how he loved his family, he shared so much about you all. God bless you.