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Charles Edwin Manuel, passed away on Monday, October 18, 2021, at the age of 70. His friends called him “Chuck”. Chuck died from cancer.
Chuck was born on February 27,1951 in Berkley, CA to Don and Jean Manuel. He graduated from Graceland College with a Bachelor’s in Biology (1973), University of Puget Sound with a Masters in Ceramics (1976) and Palmer College of Chiropractic with a Doctor of Chiropractic (1979). One of his greatest joys was serving as a well-liked teacher of ceramics for 11 years at Graceland University. As a jack of all trades Chuck was always tinkering and creating, he could fix anything with duct tape, loved coming up with new ideas and eager to learn everything about health and wellness. Chuck never stopped moving and, in his years, he constructed boats for the Iowa Cardboard Boat Regatta, founded Lamoni’s first chiropractic practice and gym, volunteered as a first responder, coach, team doctor, was an accomplished HS and College wrestler, acquired a black belt in Jan Fan Gung Fu and won in his age bracket at the IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu World Championship in 2018.
An enthusiastic adventurer, Chuck was known for getting in his car and traveling wherever he was needed. He was an advocate for health and strived to help those in need. In his final days of need his family was very grateful for the return of kindness from so many previous patients and friends that helped keep his positive attitude thriving.
Chuck is survived by his mother, Jean Manuel, and siblings, Steve, Scott, Jennifer and Shannon, and ex-wife, MaryAnn, children, Kimberly, Christina, Garet and Reed and grandchildren, Owen and William, Magnuson and Adelaide.
Memorial Service to be held at a later date. May God bless you and keep you.
Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr is assisting his family.

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  1. Bob Dever on May 19, 2022 at 12:38 pm

    Chuck was my wrestling partner at Graceland. He was an outstanding wrestler & teammate, and I was so saddened to learn of his passing. Most of all, Chuck was my friend and I will miss him. RIP Chuck, until we meet again.

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