Charles M. Reading, husband of Linda, age 78, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at his home in Hutchinson.
Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, with interment in Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be held from 9:00-11:00 A.M, two hours prior to the service at the church.
Charles Mac Reading was born on November 30, 1943, in Cotton County, Geronimo, Oklahoma. He was the son of Edwin and Opal (McManomy) Reading. In 1946, the family moved from Oklahoma to Rosewell, New Mexico. Charles was baptized and later confirmed in his faith at a Baptist Church in New Mexico. He received his education in Roswell, and was a graduate of the Roswell High School Class of 1963. Charles furthered is education in food service in Odessa, Texas. In 1965, Charles moved to Minnesota where he became a chef at Chalet Supper Club and Velvet Coach in Hutchinson, Minnesota. He went on to work at Cash Wise in Hutchinson, in the meat department for 15 years until he retired in 2003. Charles was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson where he attended men’s bible study, ushered, and cooked lunch for the church’s “Trees and Traditions.”
On October 26, 1968, Charles was united in marriage to Linda Rath at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with three children, Charles Dean, Daniel, and Michael. Charles and Linda resided at their home in Hutchinson for 53 years. They shared 53 years of marriage.
Charles enjoyed all outdoor activities including hunting, fishing and camping. He made many wooden bird houses and would sell them at flea markets at Mille Lacs Lake in Minnesota. Charles especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, great grandson, “grand dogs”, and friends playing cards and visiting.
Charles passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2022, at his home in Hutchinson, at the age of 78 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Charles is survived by his:
Wife, Linda Reading of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Charles Dean Reading and his wife, Cheresa of Hutchinson, MN,
Daniel Rath and his husband, Lloyd Carnegie of Maplewood, NJ,
Michael Reading and his wife, Jolyn of Waconia, MN;
Grandchildren, Charles Gregory Reading, Jay (Shauna) Reading, Brooklyn Reading, Colby Reading;
Great Grandson, Emmett Reading;
Sister, Patti Carrasco and her husband, Saul of Corrals, NM;
Sisters-in-law, Shirley Brelje of Hutchinson, MN,
Kathy Ehlers of Salt Lake City, UT,
Donna (Dave) Marschel of Annandale, MN;
Brother-in-law, Richard (Rheba) Rath of Stockton, MO;
Many nieces, nephews, and special friends.
Charles is preceded in death by his Parents, Edwin and Opal Reading, Brothers, Jimmy Reading, Billy Davidson; Sisters, June Busse, Francis Jones, Kay Brown.
Connie Krueger says
Linda, I’m so sorry for your loss
Jan Johnson says
Linda and family, Charlie was so much fun to tease and joke around with at bingo and at Church,he will be missed!
Iverne Hartsuiker Brill says
Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this trying time.
Iverne (Hartsuiker) Brill says
My sincere sympathies to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Kris Erlandson says
My Thoughts and Prayers are with You Linda…So Sorry for Your Loss!!
Carol Orwoll says
So sorry for your loss.
Angie forcier says
So sorry for your loss, Charlie was quite a guy and I always enjoyed seeing and visiting with him when he came to the office . Your family is in our thoughts and prayers
Linda and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Cherish all the memories.
Twyla & Chuck
Ann Zivkovich says
So sorry for your loss. Blessed be his memory.
Maureen & Dave Norem says
Linda & Family, So sorry for loss. We enjoyed cooking with Charlie at church , lots of laughs ! Our prayers for you & family .
Don & Luba Schulz says
Linda & Family, our deepest sympathy to all of you. Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Tim and Dawn Halverson says
Our sympathies to the Reading family, keeping you in our prayers.
Tim and Dawn Halverson
David McAfee says
Linda and the Reading Family,
Our condolences and sympathies to you all. What an amazing testimony and legacy he left behind. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.
-The McAfee Family
Sharon Filand says
So sorry for your loss Linda and family… Blessed be his memory
Kathy Lipke Reynolds says
Linda and family. Sorry for the loss of Charlie. I worked with Charlie at the Velvet Coach for many years. He was my mentor as I was a cocktail waitress. He taught me so much and we had so much fun at the same time. He always had a smile, a joke or two, and a story to tell. He touched so many people.
Barb Field says
So sorry for your loss.
Many memories of working with Charlie at Cash Wise…lots of fun!
Cheryl Muir says
Daniel and family, thinking of all you. Sending prayers and much love. Cheryl Kastens
Andrea Koenig says
Linda and family~~~
I am sad your life has changed so quickly. May your memories be a comfort to you.
May God grant you the peace you need in the hard days ahead.