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Charles E. Forsblom

June 30, 1939 ~ February 7, 2020 (age 80)

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Charles Edward Forsblom, 80, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa passed away peacefully on February 7, 2020 in Baytown, Texas. Charlie was born on June 30, 1939 in Wichita, Kansas to parents Rosa Lee Hurst and Edward Forsblom. He attended Wichita State College and then joined the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Grand Fork, North Dakota. Charlie went on to work for the aerospace firm Rockwell Collins, where he retired in 2000. 
Charlie was a man of few words but when he spoke, people listened. Charlie was a fine family man who loved horses, woodworking, shooting pool, and gambling. In his later years, he and his wife Joan went on many cruises and they made many memories traveling the world together. Charlie always had the right joke, and mesmerized his many friends with interesting and witty stories from his past.
Charlie is preceded in death by his wife Judy Winterowd-Forsblom. They shared 18 wonderful years together, until her death in 2002. Charlie then met Joan Elaine Dippel of Baytown, Texas, and they married in 2006. In recent years, Charlie and Joan alternated between their homes in Cedar Rapids and Baytown.
Charlie is survived by his wife Joan, sister Kristen, children Laura, Chad, and Greg, and Laura and Chad's mother Vernetta Gracey. He also leaves behind stepchildren Criss, Jana, Jim, Jon, and Jen, along with a whole host of beloved grandchildren: Jessica, Alicia, Landon, Lilly, Ashley, Leah, Kara, and Emily and many members of his extended family, loved-ones, and friends.

Memorial services are pending, and will be held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Service details will be announced at a later date. In lieu of usual remembrances, please consider a donation to the charity of your choice in Charlie's memory.


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