Charles J. Davidshofer

Charles J. Davidshofer

Charles J. Davidshofer, age 86, of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away at 7:20 a.m., Saturday, February 1, 2014, at Stonehill Care Center of natural causes. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the Church of the Nativity, 1225 Alta Vista St., with Rev. Scott E. Bullock officiating. To celebrate Charles’ life friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at the Church of the Nativity, 1225 Alta Vista St. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Charles was born on August 25, 1927, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of John and Josephine (Jungk) Davidshofer.

He married Velma Mae Maas on May 5, 1951, at Holy Ghost Church. She preceded him in death on July 8, 2003. Charles started his career as a radio operator in the army, and continued it when he was discharged. Charles was a radio engineer for KDTH for 26 years. He then started another career and retired from the Interstate Power Company in 1989. Charles enjoyed gardening and his flowers. He loved nature, bird watching, playing Euchre, dancing and was an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.

Charles is survived by,

his 8 children,
John C. Davidshofer, Portland, OR,
Cathy A. Ludwig, Dubuque, IA,
Anita M. (Craig) Vanderah, Prior Lake, MN,
Margaret R. “Peggy” (Mike) Flanigan, Beaverton, OR,
Mary L. (Tom) Schmitt, Liscomb, IA,
Donald J. Davidshofer, Mt. Holly, NC,
Elizabeth R. “Liz” (Ken) Keiter, Olathe, KS,
Janice L. Andersen, Goldfield, IA,

18 grandchildren,

1 great-granddaughter.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Velma and his siblings, Harlan, Gilbert, Ruth and Anita Davidshofer.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and CNAs on 3rd floor at Stonehill Care Center for all of their wonderful care of Charles.

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Funeral Service

02/05/2014 11:00 AM

Church of the Nativity
1225 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque IA 52001
February 5th, 2014 at 11:00 AM

3 condolences for Charles J. Davidshofer
  1. Don and Mary Duster Parker says:

    I remember Charlie and Velma well from visits in my childhood days. Also, my Dad, Fabian Duster and I would visit him now and then at Stonehill. I can still hear his contagious laugh and see that big smile. Prayers of comfort for the family!

  2. Donald A Bradley says:

    I remember Charles and I were alter servers for Father Hoffman at Sacred Heart. This was Father Hoffman’s first mass after returning from the war. Father Hoffman had lost a leg during the war and Charles and I helped him walk . Charles and I were honored to be able to assist Father Hoffman.

  3. Rich Heathcote says:

    Dear Davidshofers, your dad was an important part of our North Booth neighborhood, and I morn with you. I remember outings at Leisure Lake with grilled liver if the fish weren’t biting. A hike along the tracks on the East Dubuque side where John and I found great slabs of fossils. I hope you are all doing well.


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