Charles Blass, age 62 of Early, IA, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 26, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Charles George Blass was born on January 26, 1957, to parents George and Jean (Peterson) Blass in Sac City, IA. He grew up in Early and spent his whole life there. Charlie graduated from Crestland High School in 1976.
Charlie loved life and all of the simple things that went along with living it. He enjoyed the outdoors and farming. He manufactured Roadmaster belly dump gravel trailers for several years with his son, Erik. He was a hard working man and took great pride in all that he did.
Charlie was a one of a kind, jack of all trades who always took the scenic route in life. His personality was very special. He had a way about him that could light up the room with his genuine smile, wit and laughter. He enjoyed riding dirt bikes, working on his 1969 Dodge super bee, boating, watching football, going on bicycle rides and taking family vacations to Colorado and Florida with his kids. He also enjoyed taking his kids and grandkids to tractor pulls, the louder the better.
Charlie’s children and family meant the world to him. He loved nothing more than spending time with all of them. He was so proud to become a Grandpa. Charlie was a kind, caring and loving man who will be missed dearly by all who knew and loved him.
Those left to cherish his memory include his children: Ashley Klatt (Ben) of Carroll, IA, Erik Blass of Early, IA, and Callie Blass of Denver, CO; his grandchildren: Knox and Nora Klatt of Carroll, IA; mother Jean Blass of Early, IA; sisters: Christy Swenson of Lake View, IA, Juli Blass-Lynum (Jim) of Fort Myers, FL, and Lori Blass-Adams (Brian) of Fort Myers, FL; an aunt, Marjorie Blass of Denver, CO; an uncle, Chuck Peterson of Correctionville, IA; many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members and friends.
Charlie was preceded in death by his father, George Blass; grandparents: Chris and Elizabeth Blass, and August and Lillian Peterson; along with several aunts and uncles.
10:30 a.m., Thursday
September 5, 2019
United Methodist Church