Charles K. Donnelson

April 24, 1921August 20, 2013
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Charles K. Donnelson, 92, passed away at his home August 20, 2013 in Arlington, WA. He was born to Guy and Ruth Donnelson April 24, 1921 in Marshalltown, IA. After a serving in the U.S. Marines during WWII as a paratrooper in the South Pacific he settled in Arlington where he became the manager of the Cascade Valley Hospital laboratory. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. Chuck was a loving husband and father who enjoyed being with his family as well as traveling and genealogy. Chuck is preceded by his second wife of 27 years, Irene Donnelson in 2002. Surviving Charles is his wife Viola Donnelson of Arlington whom he married in 1946 and again in 2005; sons, Rod (Diane) Donnelson, Jim (Carla) Donnelson, Stan Lund; daughters, Debbie Bryant, Elise Dufour, Inezanne Skougard, 17 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Sunday, August 25, 2013, 3:00 p.m. at the Arlington Free Methodist Church, 730 E. Highland Dr., Arlington, WA, 98223.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, August 25, 2013

Charles K. Donnelson

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Jim Rankin

September 18, 2013

It is with deep regret that Arlington Masonic Lodge did not hear of the passing of Brother Donnelson. The Lodge would like to present a "Scroll of Memory" to the family. Please send an address so that Brother Donnelson can be rightfully honored as a member of Arlington Lodge #129. Email:

August 29, 2013

You are constantly in our prayers. May the Lord Almighty will give you strength Charles is with the Lord and we will him in glory!

Pastor Regis and Family


August 28, 2013


August 26, 2013

So sorry to hear of the death of Chuck. He was a good man, kind and generous. He will be missed.

August 25, 2013

So very sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. I have known him for many years and always found him to be a kind and generous man. May he rest in peace.

George Hilbish

August 25, 2013

The Marines and Corpsmen of the Pierce County Detachment #504 Marine Corps League, Share in Your Loss. Rest in Peace Marine, Semper Fi!

The Dry Family

August 23, 2013

Debbie, Todd and Family
We are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Dale Heaton

August 23, 2013

Rod and Diane, sorry to hear of your Father's passing. Please accept our condolences.

Dale Heaton

August 23, 2013

Rod and Diane, please accept my condolences. Our thoughts are with you!