Charles Forester, formerly of Cedar Rapids and Strawberry Point

Charles Allen Forester, formerly of Cedar Rapids and Strawberry Point, died on Friday, February 14, 2014.  He was born on October 1, 1945, in Harvey, Illinois, the son of James S. and Alice (Pfrommer) Forester.  Charles was a 1963 graduate of StarmontHigh School and he served honorably in the United States Air Force from 1963 to 1967.  On February 24, 1968, Charles married the former Betty Gerner of Garber, Iowa.


Charles worked for ten years at Wilson Foods in Cedar Rapids and then became self-employed and enjoyed collector cars and Harley motorcycles.


He is survived by  his daughter, Cathi (Trent) Miller of Palo; son, Will (special friend Janeen) Forester of Cedar Rapids; one granddaughter, Lexi McKernan of Cedar Rapids; and two sisters, Barbara Diane Hofer of Sumner and Cheri (Vic) Moreno of Arizona.


Online condolences may be sent to


Graveside Service:  A private family graveside service will be held at Cass Township Cemetery in Strawberry Point.


Condolences may be sent c/o Cathi Miller- 107 Phil Lane,  Palo, Iowa 52324


A Memorial Fund has been established for his granddaughter, Lexi McKernan.

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