Charles “Chuck” Kilstrom, 75

Charles “Chuck” Kilstrom, 75, of “The Harvester” at Rhodes, passed away on Wednesday,

August 28, 2013, at the Iowa River Hospice Home with his loving family by his side.

Public visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, at Mitchell Family Funeral Home where “Chuck’s” family will be present to greet friends. Memorial services for Chuck will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Marshalltown, Iowa, with Pastor

Dale Scritchfield officiating. For further information or to send a condolence please visit or call (641) 844-1234. Memorial contributions may be directed in Chuck’s name to Iowa River Hospice Home located at 502 Plaza Heights Rd, Marshalltown, IA, 50158, or First United Methodist Church, located at 202 W Main St, Marshalltown, Iowa, 50158.

Charles “Chuck” Leroy Kilstrom was born on May 8, 1938, in Ames, Iowa, the son of Roy and Mavis (Berg) Kilstrom. He was raised and educated in the Ames School District, graduating from Ames High School in 1957. “Chuck” married his high school sweet heart, Dorothy VanDerWilt, on July 3, 1958, in Ames, Iowa. To this union they were blessed with three sons: Scott, Todd, and Derek. Chuck was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Moose Lodge, Elks Lodge, Elmwood Country Club, a big supporter of the Jaycees, and one of the founders of MFL (Marshalltown Football League). Being passionate about serving the Marshalltown community with the best products and services, he established Electric Supply of Marshalltown in 1977. Chuck had a true passion for wildlife and nature and sports of any kind. He was always happiest behind the wheel of a classic car with his wife at his side. Anyone who knew Chuck and Dorothy knew that nothing from weather to scheduling could keep them away from one of their kids or grandkids events. They were their number one cheerleaders.

Left to cherish his life is his loving wife of 55 years, Dorothy; his children: Scott (Kari) Kilstrom, Todd Kilstrom and Derek (Dawn) Kilstrom; Grandchildren: Trevor, Brooke, Taylor, Alec and Evan Kilstrom; his sister: Elaine (Greg) Casey and one brother: Ralph Kilstrom.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Bruce, and one sister, Norma.

Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Chuck and his family.