Charles Arthur “Charlie” Ohs 83, passed away at his home in St. Anthony on Sept. 27, 2013 following a lingering illness with cancer. He had his family around him.
Charlie was born Oct. 17, 1929 in Chicago, Ill. the son of Arthur Carl Ohs and Florence Irene Nelson. Charlie grew up in Chicago with his parents and brother George. He attended Austin High school, then University of Illinois, and University of Idaho. Charlie was a special agent for the U.S. Forest Service. He was instrumental in the fight against drugs in California. He was a veteran of the Korean War and provided years of service to the American Legion. Charlie would want it to be said that he was a proud member of the NRA often said, “If guns were outlawed, only outlaws would have guns.”
Charlie married Chloie Borresen in 1960 and the had four children. They lived in Northern California and retired to St. Anthony. Charlie was a hard working, loyal, and dedicated husband and father. He had a great sense of humor which he maintained until the end.
He was a member of the ROTC, American Legion post # 22, and NRA. He was a Federal firearms instructor and a competitive sharpshooter.
Charlie is preceded in death by his parents Arthur , Florence and his brother George.
Charlie is survived by his wife Chloie, who took great care of him. His children, Karen (Cook) Ili, Charles E. Ohs, Amy Ohs, Carl Ohs, his dog and pal Taco. Charlie had eight grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Charlie lived an honorable life and will be missed by all who knew him.
At Charlie and the family’s request he was to be cremated with private services. A Military graveside service will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bidwell Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to www.bidwellfuneralhome.com
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