LAKE CITY Charles Eugene McGrail, 85, died Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Stewart Memorial Community Hospital in Lake City. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Lake City Union Church in Lake City with Rev. Beth Harbaugh officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City with a prayer service at 7 p.m. A private family burial will be held.
Gene is survived by his daughters Kim (Duane) Handlos of Carroll and Pat (Bill) Higgins of Lake City, 4 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren and sister Betty Habhab of Fort Dodge. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Ardeth, an infant daughter Pamela Jean McGrail, and brother Robert McGrail.
Gene was born on May 12, 1928 at Rockwell City, Iowa to Clarence and Neva (Murphy) McGrail. He served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Korean War. On May 16, 1948 he was married to Ardeth Lottman at Jolley Methodist Church in Jolley. He worked as a farmer all his life until retiring in 1989. Gene was a member of the Lake City Union Church.
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