Charles J. Gira, 76, Fargo passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 surrounded by his loving family.
Charles was born on June 18, 1933 in Mantador, ND to Engelbert (Bert) and Marie Pausch Gira. Charles graduated from Wyndmere High School in 1951. He entered the military in Fort Riley, KS in 1954 and was honorably discharged in Fort Carson, CO in 1956. He served as an Army Medic. He graduated from North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton in 1958.
Charles was a lifelong electrician and a union member of IBEW 1426, a job he pursued well over 40 years. He worked for Eckblad Electric in Williston from 1958-1961. He worked on the Minute Man Missile Silos and multiple electrical businesses including Western Area Power from 1980-1995 in West Fargo, ND.
Charles married Janice Kern on September 20, 1969 in Wadena, MN at the United Methodist Church.
Charles was a long time member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fargo. He had a love for camping, fishing, and watching High School Sports. He had a passion for playing cards, dominos and spending time with his grandchildren.
Charles is survived by his loving wife, Janice, Fargo; children, Mary (Chad) Moen, Fargo, David (Vicki) Gira, Fargo, and Debbie (Rick) Collins, Middleburg, Fl; one sister, one brother, 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers.
Visitation and Prayer Service: There will be a visitation on Sunday, November 1, 2009 in Boulger
Funeral Home from 5-7 followed by the prayer service at 7 and 1 hour prior to the service in the church on Monday.
Funeral: There will be a funeral on Monday, November 2, at 2:00 in Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fargo.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Online guestbook at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.