West Liberty, Iowa
Charles John Ponce, 70, passed away Wednesday March 30, 2016 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
Funeral mass will be held 10:30 AM Monday, April 4, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty. Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 5 P.M. at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty where a scripture service will be held at 4:45. Burial with military honors will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery, West Liberty. A memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.
Charles was born January 5, 1946 in Iowa City the son of John and Margaret (Reyes) Ponce. He was a graduate of West Liberty High School in the Class of 1964, later attended community college and the University of Iowa until he enlisted into the Air Force. Chuck spent his career in the Air Force being stationed at Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire England, Duluth International Airport, Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, NE and in Korea, retiring in 1991 as a Staff Sergeant. Following his retirement from the military he worked for several communication companies and was sent to Afghanistan as a civilian contractor, retiring in 2002.
Chuck enjoyed running, bicycling, and tinkering. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in West Liberty.
He is survived by two children Son Ryan (Hollie) Ponce of Omaha, Nebraska and their children Hunter, Isabella and Sophia and Daughter Amy (Robert) Bruce of Papillion, Nebraska and their children Maelee and Annaliese. Three sisters: Mary Lou James of Kansas City, Missouri, Barbara Ann (Doug) Calvin of Davenport and Marcella (Robert) Ponce Dewar of Atalissa. He was preceded in death by his parents.