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Charles “Chuck” Towner

March 31, 1939 ~ September 12, 2018 (age 79)

Charles “Chuck” Edward Towner, of Sierra Vista, AZ and Alexandria, MN died on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at the St. Cloud hospital, at the age of 79. 

In honor of Chuck’s request, no services are being planned.

Chuck was born on March 31, 1939, in Rochester, MN to Richard “Doc” and Evelyn (Peterson) Towner.  After Chuck’s mother passed away, Doc remarried and Chuck was raised by Doc and Wilma (Bohmke) Towner in Alexandria, MN.  Chuck was confirmed at First Lutheran Church and graduated from Central High School in Alexandria, MN in 1957.  Chuck attended various colleges and was in the U.S. Navy Reserves.  On October 11, 1967, he married the love of his life, Diana Oberg, in Las Vegas, NV.  They were blessed with 50 years of marriage and two children; Jeff and Kevin.

During their marriage, Chuck and Diana had homes in Phoenix, Sierra Vista and Alexandria.  Chuck worked at Bill Luke Chrysler, Midway Chevrolet and Sands Chevrolet; all in the Phoenix, AZ area.  Chuck purchased Star Chevrolet in Sierra Vista, Arizona and subsequently owned it for over 20 years.  Chuck was an active member of the community in Sierra Vista and was a member of the Rotary Club, VFW and Huachucains.

Chuck had a lifelong love of cars and everything that entailed.  He enjoyed collecting memorabilia, antique cars and going to car auctions.  He loved spending time at the lake and taking his American Skier boat out for a cruise.  He relished a good game of cards with his friends.  He had a quick wit and his eyes sparkled when he was pulling your leg. 

Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and son, Kevin.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife, Diana Towner of Alexandria, MN; a son, Jeff Towner, of Alexandria, MN; a brother, Dick (Barbara) Towner of Mankato, MN and Sun City, AZ; and many very special extended family members. 

Memorials are preferred to the organization of the donor’s choice. 

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