GRAND ISLAND -- "Charlie" Charles McBride, 81, of Grand Island, died Monday, May 26, 2008, at his home with family by his side.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. The Rev. Francis Curran will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors.
All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. McBride was born Nov. 3, 1926, at Indianola, Neb., the son of Dale and Mary (Colling) McBride.
Survivors are his wife, Mary; children and their spouses, Fran and Jim Arends of Grand Island, Don and Patty McBride of Grand Island, Marilyn McBride of Grand Island, Jan and Roger Albertson of Watertown, S.D., and Ron "Joe" and Kim McBride of Grand Island; sisters and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Avery Winters of Indianola and Ruth Schuster of Denver, Colo.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Betty McBride of Colorado Springs, Colo., Bob and Velma McBride of McCook and Jim and Ida McBride of Holbrook, Neb.
Those also left to cherish his memory are grandchildren, Rosie and Dennis Fruchtl, Christi and Barry Burrows, J.J. and Kelly Arends, T.J. and Kim Arends, Shellie and Troy Farrell, Dan and Mandy McBride, Doug and Elizabeth McBride, Jasmine and Marcus Williams, Jesse Albertson, Shayanna Albertson, Joel Albertson, Sam Albertson and Dave and Niki Kirkland; and 18 great-grandchildren.
His parents and sister, Roberta Randall preceded him in death.
Charles was raised on a family farm near Indianola. He served in the U.S. Army from 1945-46 in the Philippines.
He married Mary Becker on July 17, 1948, at Indianola. They moved to Grand Island in 1956. Charlie worked for the Agricultural Services in Wood River for 37 years, retiring in 1993.
He is a member of Blessed Sacrament, American Legion and the Eagles. He enjoyed spending time with his family and cooking Sunday morning breakfast for them.
Memorials are suggested to the church.
Condolences may be sent to www.giallfaiths.com