Charles “Charlie” Trunkhill
February 15, 1948 — February 6, 2021
Charles “Charlie” Trunkhill, age 72 of Algona, passed away Feb. 6 at Unity Point Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge. Funeral services were held on Feb.10 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona with Rev. Mark Lund officiating. Services were livestreamed on Trinity Lutheran Church’s YouTube page https://youtu.be/JH6eH2zNkY8. Burial took place at Evergreen Cemetery in Britt. Military rites were conducted by the Iowa National Guard Honor Guard and the Britt Ceremonial Unit. Visitation was held on Feb. 9 from 4-7 p.m. at the Trinity Life Center at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Masks were required.
Charles Lee Trunkhill was born in Mason City on Feb. 15, 1948 to Mennet and Edith (Jandl) Trunkhill. Charlie graduated from Titonka High School in 1967. He furthered his education at NIACC and earned his AA degree. He was drafted into the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart medal. On May 1, 1971, Charlie was united in marriage to Vickie Leerar at the Britt Lutheran Church in Britt. Charlie was employed by Trunkhill Tiling, Redings Gravel and the City of Algona Street Department. He retired in 2010.
Charlie enjoyed hunting, fishing, anything outdoors, wood working, riding his Harley to Sturgis, cheering on the Algona Football team and spending time with his grandchildren and following their sport activities.
Left to cherish Charlie’s memory are his wife, Vickie of 49 years; sons, Andrew (Jennifer) Trunkhill, Chad (Brenda) Trunkhill of Denison and Dustin (Shannon) Trunkhill of Algona; seven grandchildren, Noah, Micah, Isaiah, Payton, Ainsley, Allison and Katherine and three step grandchildren, Eagan, Caleb and Samantha; sisters, Noreta (Harold) Drab of Long Beach, Calif. and Catherine Hanson of Burt; brother, Thomas (Shila) Trunkhill of Plymouth and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; infant son; sisters, Marilyn Sydnes and Deloris Weston and brothers, Jack Trunkhill and Richard Trunkhill.
The Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is serving the family, exclusive provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care. Condolences may be left at www.lentzfuneralhome.com.