Graveside services for Charles William Gans, 73, of Caldwell,
who died Monday, Aug. 1, in a Boise hospital of injuries
sustained in an automobile accident in Boise on July 11, will
be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hillcrest Memorial
Bishop Richard Priest of the 2nd Ward Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Caldwell, will officiate
under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
Mr. Gans was born Oct. 5, 1913 at Weiser. He moved with
his parents at an early age to Caldwell where he spent most of
his life. He attended Caldwell High School until enlisting in
the U.S. Army at the age of 17. He later enlisted in the U.S.
Marine Corps and was being discharged in July 1941.
He worked in construction in different areas of Idaho. He
also had worked as a security guard at Emmett and Nampa. He
was a cook and had his own restaurant in Caldwell in the late
50s and 60s.
At the time of his accident he was a donut maker for
Winchell’s Donut Shop, Caldwell.
He enjoyed dancing, the outdoors and especially fishing.
He had done some commercial fishing in Alaska and Washington.
He is survived by his wife, Flora Gans of Caldwell; a son,
Robert Dale Gans of Middleton; two daughters, Donna (Mrs.
Richard) Griffin of Boise, Carolyn ( Mrs. Ed Sparks) of Battle
Mountain, Nev.; seven stepsons, Ralph, Randy, Michael, Bryan,
John, Scott and David Baker; two stepdaughters, Vicki Mitchell
and Sharon Wolfe; his mother, Alta May Prall, 98, of Caldwell;
three half-brothers, Orvall Prall of Boise, Chester Prall of
Grangeville and Thomas Prall of Meridian; and two half-sisters
Alila Barr of Caldwell and Lillian Roberts of Nampa.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles
William Prall; a brother, Forrest E. Gans; and a half-brother,
Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dakan Funeral