Charles Hartpence, 77, of Benld, passed away on Tues., Nov. 12, 2019 at 10:27 a.m. in HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield. He was born on Oct. 15, 1942, in Minneapolis, MN, a son of John & Eleanor (Olson) Hartpence. After graduating college with a business degree, Mr. Hartpence was a meat salesman for Kretchmar Hams for 25 years. He later became self-employed as the owner of Triple C Mobile Washing & Cleaning. Charles was also a licensed pilot. He married the former Carol Lee Smith; she preceded him in death in 2005. Charles was a nationally ranked flat track motorcycle racer and enjoyed water skiing, hang gliding, parasailing & doing woodworking in his shop. He is survived by:
1 son, Chris (Deanna) Hartpence of Benld
3 sisters, Lynelle Brown; Silvia Morrison; Eunice Hartpence
5 grandchildren, McKenzie; Kamron; Keegan; Kullen; & Zachary.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers, Bill & Joe Hartpence.
No services are being held.
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