Charles Pagel
Age - 76
7/19/1938 - 7/21/2014

Funeral Service
10:00 AM, 
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Trinity Lutheran Church
2200 25th Street
Columbus,  NE 68601

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM, 
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 
Visitation will continue Thursday morning 9:00 am until service time. There will be a 9:45 family prayer all at the church.

Columbus Cemetery
Columbus,  NE 
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Charles Pagel, age 76, of Columbus died Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Columbus Community Hospital.

Charles was born July 19, 1938 in Reeder, North Dakota to Ehlert and Lillie (Holthues) Pagel. Charles graduated from high school in Reeder, North Dakota. On June 4, 1959, he married his high school sweetheart, Yvonne Sack in Reeder, ND. Charles and Yvonne lived in Dickinson, ND while Charles attended college. Charles received his bachelors degree from Dickinson State University. He then received his masters degree from the University of Iowa. Throughout his years, he moved from North Dakota to Iowa and then relocating to Columbus in 1971. He taught mathematics at Central Community College before working at NPPD and R.W. Beck until his retirement. He loved fishing, hunting and college sports. He coached multiple sports at the high school and college level. He was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Dickinson State University.

Son Tracy (Birnetta) Pagel of Kalispell, Montana
Son Gregg (Cindy) Pagel of Columbus
Sister: Loretta Wolf of Scranton, ND
7 Grandchildren and 7 Great Grandchildren

Charles is preceded in death by his parents, wife: Yvonne, great granddaughter: Jordyn Schneider, brother: Edwin Pagel, sister: Margaret Kadarmas
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