Charles Kistler

Charles Francis Kistler, 91, of Scottsdale, AZ passed away June 13, 2014. A  Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 26 with Rosary starting at 9:30 a.m. at St. Daniels the Prophet Catholic Church, Scottsdale, AZ. Burial will follow at St. Francis Cemetery, Phoenix, AZ. Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Indian School Mortuary.
Charles was born February 18, 1923 to Francis and Theresa (Kolb) Kistler in LaCrosse, WI. He was united in marriage with Dorothy Sadler October 30, 1942. Charlie and Dorothy had four sons.
Charles spent several years working as a precision machinist in LaCrosse, WI. In the early 1950s he moved to Waukon, where he worked as a plumber and later owned and operated an earthmoving construction business. For many years he split his time between Scottsdale, AZ and Waukon. In the early 1980s he moved permanently to Scottsdale.
Charles served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946 and was a WWII Veteran. Charles loved to travel. He was a pilot and owned several airplanes throughout his lifetime.
Charles is survived by his wife, Dorothy Kistler of Scottsdale, AZ; four sons, Tom Kistler of Scottsdale, AZ, Jerry Kistler of Mesa, AZ, Dick (Evonne) Kistler of Waukon and Larry Kistler of Scottsdale, AZ; nine grandchildren, Steve Kistler, Robert Kistler, Jon Kistler, Janae Kistler, Erin (Chad) Davis, Angela (Jason) Bohnstengel, Jill Kistler, Ronald Kistler and Leona Wiggins; six great-grandchildren, Will Wiggins, Madeline and Kelsey Davis, Keanau Kistler, Emily Kistler and Evelyn Kistler; and a brother-in-law, Dave (Shan) Wolfram; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his two brothers; and his four sisters.