Charles Hyke, 88
Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:56pm admin
Aug. 1, 1928 —
June 16, 2017
Waterloo - Charles J. Hyke, 88, of Waterloo, Iowa died Friday, June 16 at Ravenwood Specialty Care in Waterloo.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22 at Queen of Peace Catholic Church with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by the Evansdale Amvets and the United States Navy Honor Guard. Public visitation will be for one hour before services on Thursday at the church. Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorials may be directed to the family. Condolences may be left at www.hagarty waychoffgrarup.com.
He was born Aug. 1, 1928 in Elma, Iowa, son of William L. and Mary Ann Malek Hyke. He married Beverly J. Aspel on Feb. 23, 1952 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Waterloo. She died Oct. 28, 2011.
Charles attended Crestwood High School in Cresco, Iowa, where he won a state wrestling championship in 1948 at 135 lbs. In 1948 he joined the United States Navy, where he went on to place third in its world wrestling tournament. After being discharged from the Navy, Charles worked at Rath’s Packing, where he stayed for 34 years, retiring in 1985.
He is survived by three daughters, Judith L. (Steve) McBride of Colfax, Iowa, Deborah (Joe) Purdy of Cedar Falls, Iowa and Sharon (Tommy) Vieth of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; four grandchildren, Jessica (Bailey) and Joshua McBride and Megan and Tiffany Olmstead; three great-grandchildren, Cameron McBride, Destiny McBride-Dannels and Cayden Kressley; and many nieces and nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly A. Hyke; a grandson, Justin McBride; four sisters, Agnes Driscoll, Mary Jane Hudson, Genevieve Buker and Clara Mae McKeown; four brothers, Benjamin, Leonard, William and Clement Hyke; and an infant sister, Eleanor Hyke.