Arends, Charles Eugene age 81 of Coon Rapids
Born April 13, 1932 Kanabec County, MN.
Died January 2014 Foley, MN.
Charles was preceded in death by father John O. Arends, mother Carrie A. Harms Arends Casey, step-father Elmer Casey, sisters Amelia Berg and Cleo Smith, brother Leslie Arends, and grandson Jeffrey Tyrone Adams.
He is survived by his loving wife Ruby (married October 30, 1954), brother Raymond Arends, children: Larry (Barbara) Arends, Kevin (Diane) Arends, David (Bette) Arends, Kristle (Matthew) Quinn; grandchildren: Heather (Steven) Guilfoyle, Robert (Grace) Arends, Ashley Hunt, Logan Arends, Chelsea Arends, Michael Arends, Jackson Arends, Alan (Robin) Arends, Andrew (Katie) Arends, Matthew Arends, Hannah Arends, Jacob Arends, Claire Arends, Madeline Quinn, Nathan Quinn, Evan Quinn, Caitlyn Quinn; and great-grandson Nicholas Arends.
Chuck was born and raised in Ann Lake Township, Kanabec County, attended school at Little Ann School, served as an army mechanic in Korea in 1953, and worked for 40 years for Northern Ordinance, F.M.C. and BAE Systems as a Heat Treater. He enjoyed hunting deer, antelope and small game, camping, building and fixing anything in his workshop and traveling in the southern and western United States. He was a kind, patient and loving son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. He is greatly missed by his family who look forward to a joyful reunion in heaven!