April 9, 1941 ~ January 27, 2014
Charles Boyle, age 72, of New Hampton, Iowa formerly of Elma, Iowa passed away at his residence in New Hampton. Charles Francis Boyle was born on April 9, 1941 to Charles and Clara (Knippling) Boyle in Elma, Iowa. He attended country school and was a 1959 graduate of Immaculate Conception High School in Elma. In 1963, Charles enlisted in the Army National Guard and received his honorable discharge in 1969. He was united in marriage to Barbara Wenig on September 19, 1964 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma. Charles farmed the Boyle family farm until his retirement. He was also employed at Featherlite Trailer Manufacturing for 12 years as a security guard. Charles enjoyed playing golf, gardening, playing cards-especially bridge, going to his grandchildren’s events, spending time with family and friends and wintering in Arizona. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Church in Elma, Knights of Columbus and the Elma Country Club. Charles is survived by his wife, Barbara Boyle of New Hampton, IA; his children, Matthew (Diane) Boyle of Waterloo, IA, Norbert (Lori) Boyle of Ackley, IA, Lisa (Keith) Barnett of Iowa Falls, IA, Randy Boyle of Norwalk, IA and Brian (JoHanna) Boyle of Cottage Grove, MN; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his sisters, Norma Buckley of Elma, IA and Judy (Ron) Hillsman of Waterloo, IA; his brother, John (Ardel) Boyle of Elma; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings, Eleanor, Bernice, Patrick, Madonna, Marjorie and James.