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Information for Charles William Gans

5 October, 1913 – 1 August, 1987

From the Idaho Press-Tribune

3 August, 1987

Contributed by Eellitta Stone

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Charles Gans

    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 Gardens, Caldwell.
    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, Henry Prall.

    Friends may call today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

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