Charles E. Baugous
February 11, 1933 – March 26, 2019
Charles Earl Baugous, 86, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at home surrounded by his children in Ankeny, IA. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, April 1, 2019 at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Catholic Church (510 E. First Street Ankeny, IA 50021). Prior to Mass, a Rosary will be held at 9:00 a.m. with visitation to follow. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m., at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Humboldt, IA.
Charles is survived by his three children: Mary (Bob) Hingtgen of West Des Moines, IA, Nancy (Jeff) McComas of Winter Garden, FL, and Charles Robert (Amanda) Baugous of Rock Island, IL; grandchildren, Kelly (Nate) Erickson, Justin (Katie) Hingtgen, Katy (Jon) Riebhoff, Meghan McComas, Colin McComas, Charlie Baugous, and Sam Baugous; and great grandchildren, Carter Hingtgen, Kelsie Hingtgen, Lily Johnson, Millie Erickson, and Wyatt Erickson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Baugous; parents, Amy and Earl Baugous; siblings, Mary (Glen) Tilton, Marilyn (Bill) Woods, and Dean Baugous.
Charles was born February 11, 1933, in Dakota City, NE, to Earl and Amy (Fevold) Baugous. He graduated from Humboldt High School and was drafted into the United States Army, in Des Moines, IA. Charles served during the Korean War and was honorably discharged in Fort Sill, OK. He was united in marriage to Virginia Lucille Sawyer on August 20, 1955 in Humboldt, IA. They welcomed three children: Mary, Nancy and Rob. Charles received his BA in Physical Education and Social Science from Upper Iowa University in Fayette, IA. He then went on to receive his Masters in Counseling from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. He worked as a public school educator and coach in Lone Tree, IA and Avoca, IA. He then worked as a counselor in the Dewitt and West Des Moines school systems. He held several administrative roles during his 25-year career at DMACC. He was instrumental in founding Career Directions, a career counseling business.
Charles was a member of Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Parish in Ankeny, IA, as well as the American Legion and DMACC Pioneers. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling, meeting others, and fishing in Canada. He cheered on the New York Yankees, Chicago Bears, and Iowa Hawkeyes. Most importantly, Charles cherished spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
- Sam Baugous, Pallbearer
- Charlie Baugous, Pallbearer
- Colin McComas, Pallbearer
- Justin Hingtgen, Pallbearer
- Nate Erickson, Pallbearer
- Jon Riebhoff, Pallbearer
- Rosary Service Monday, April 1, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Monday, April 1, 2019
- Burial Monday, April 1, 2019
Charles E. Baugous
March 31, 2019
Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. Hold your family and wonderful memories tight to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and the days to come. Take care my friend.
Julie Heerema Mueller
March 27, 2019
My father peacefully passed away surrounded by his children. His journey was a long one but he had many angels at his side along the way; my sister Mary , brother Rob, brother in law Bobby, niece Katy, and cherished friend Jim, that made it possible for him to live out his life at home such an unselfish blessing and gift of love. He was a courageous man, whose love for his family knew no bounds. He would do anything for his family and friends at the drop of a hat. The biggest lesson I learned from him was that everyone had a story & purpose in life, all we need to do is to listen to each other & cherish every moment. ....please say a prayer for him that the Lord will soon hold him is the palms of his hands...
As said in 1st John chapter 5—verse 15, You’re the omniscient God who we know hears all prayers. So, we pray for the soul of our departed brother that You, oh Lord may nourish and take care of him in Heaven. You encourage us to ask and that it shall be given to us and so, we’ve asked and we know our request has been given. We thank You for providing for the deceased when he was alive and for sheltering us—also to be present in this prayer:
Incline Thine ear, O Lord, unto our prayers, wherein we humbly pray Thee to show Thy mercy upon the soul of Thy servant Charles, whom Thou hast commanded to pass out of this world, that Thou wouldst place him in the region of peace and light, and bid him be a partaker with Thy Saints. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
His loving daughter, Nancy
March 27, 2019
I was blessed to walk with my father on his journey to heaven. Being with him every day and caring for him allowed me to show unending love for him. Fixing him meals, reading Jesus Calling everyday, and watching Wheel of Fortune at night filled my days with joy. It was a privilege to meet his friends when they came to visit. I marvel at the gift of true friendship that my father has with his very close friend, Jim Frazee. He and his wife, Ginny are truly members of our family. Days and times were difficult, but Dad's faith and the faith that deepened in me helped me remember that through serving others, we are serving our Lord. Dad always thought of others. I will treasure this gift of beautiful love all the days of my life. My husband Bob was always by my side, supporting me and cherishing time with my Dad. With support of my brother, Rob and my sister, Nancy, we were able to carry out Dad's wishes of staying at home until his heavenly journey. Another angel always at his side was my beautiful daughter Katy who provided her grandfather a ray of sunshine.
Thank you to all who offered prayers for my Dad and our family. We were blessed with an incredible hospice team from EveryStep. His hospice nurse Stacy was his angel of comfort. The VA was so supportive of all of the services that comforted Dad. God's blessings to all!
Family was so important to Dad. He loved his grandkids and great grandchildren. They all loved to give Grandpa a hug and kiss!
March 27, 2019
If there was a family event (especially a grandkid event) he would be there ready to liven up the party - and if it involved the Hawkeyes, the Bears or the Yankees then all the better. He made us better people & he will be missed.