Charles David Unruh, 85, passed away on May 8, 2013, at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

He was born on March 19, 1928, in Newton, the son of Bernhard “Ben” and Margaret Klassen Unruh. On Jan. 24, 1953, he married Dora R. Goertzen at Tabor Mennonite Church. She survives of the home.

He was a farmer, stockman and soil conservation contractor. Charles graduated from Walton High School in 1946, and was a member of the Walton Lion’s club, and the Tabor Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his sons, Lewis A. and wife Carrie of Peabody, Harlin D. and wife Doris of Peabody, and James L. and wife Karen of Clay Center; sisters, Renetta Plett of Okeene, Okla., and Betty and husband Arnold Ratzlaff of Hutchinson; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, at Tabor Mennonite Church. Private inurnment will take place in the Tabor Mennonite Church Cemetery. A celebration of life will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at Tabor Mennonite Church, with Pastor Philip Schmidt officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Bethesda Home or the MCC Meat Canning Upgrades, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Goessel.