We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Longfellow Finnegan Riddle Funeral Home
Charles Lyle Ingalls passed away on March 22, 2022, at the ripe old age of 91.
He was born on Feb. 26, 1931, to Lyle and Bessie Ingalls in Pownal, Montana. He served in the Navy as a Seabee from 1948 to ’51, where he was stationed in Japan and Guam.
After his discharge, he eventually landed work at the Anaconda smelter as an electrician. There, he met and married Rosalie Jean Puccinelli in 1955 and they had 30 happy years of marriage. In the early ’60s, they moved to Lewistown, where his family grew to six children, and he worked as a power lineman at Fergus county’s REA for 35 years before retiring. After Rosalie passed in 1985, he met and married Mary Isabelle Korell. They had 30 happy years before her death.
Charles was a talented musician. He could play any instrument or tune by ear. He even was part of a band in Lewistown. His other passion in later years turned to golf. His biggest achievement in life was being able to ensure all six of his children received a higher education.
He is survived by Judy Taylor and her children Michael (Jonnie) and Jennifer (Jeremy) Whitfield; Rosemary (Bill) Bisch and children Tom (Charissa) and Jon (Katie); Cindy (Bill) Geary and children Amanda (Cass) Zimmer and Bill (Jodie); Lindy Friman and son Michael John; Charles Ingalls (Brenda, deceased) and children Gloria (Russell) Colbert and Benjamin (Ashley); and James (Gina) Ingalls; step-children Dennis (Karen) Duty, Phil (Brenda) Duty, Kathy (Mike) Altenhofen, David (Joanna) Duty and Teresa (deceased) and son-in-law Tony Hay (deceased); and great-grandchildren Katharine Taylor, Taylor Whitfield, Hayden Whitfield, Emily (Kade) Terry, Max Bisch, Nolan Bisch, Parker Bisch and Connor Bisch, Cooper Zimmer, Madelyn Zimmer, Oakley Colbert, Lacey Ingalls and Luke Ingalls. Also surviving are his sister Helen (Joe) Hruska and brother Lyle Ingalls.
A celebration of life will be held on at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the service at the church. Any donations may be sent to the local food bank.