Straw, Charles Alfred, passed away on October 21, 2014 in Clark Memorial Hospital.
He was 71 years young.
He was preceded in death by his parents Richard Henry Straw and Agnes Elizabeth (Kochert) Straw and his sister Rita (Straw) Oliver (and her husband Duward). He is survived by his wife of 46 years Teresa Ann (Himmelheber) Straw, his son Richard Charles Straw (wife Traci Stewart), and granddaughters Delaney and Mckenna Straw, and Mackenzie, Natalie, and Olivia Willman. Sisters and brothers-in-law, Ted Himmelheber (deceased), David Himmelheber, Mary Jean (Himmelheber) Raizor (husband Sam), Rosie (Himmelheber) Nolot (husband Kenny), Sharon Himmelheber.
He is also survived by his nieces and nephew Tammy (Himmelheber) Cobb (husband Mitchell), Michael Himmelheber (wife Janet Dale), and Mandy (Himmelheber) Masterson (husband Robert).
Butch, as he was known by most friends and family, served in the US Navy honorably from 1960 – 1963. He retired after 36 years at the Indiana-American Water Company in 2001. He was a member of the South Hoosier Street Rods for over 35 years.
He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend to many. Visitation in his honor will be on Friday, October 24, 2014 from 3-8pm and Saturday, October 25, 2014from 11am-2pm at Kraft Funeral Home at 708 E Spring Street in New Albany. His funeral service will be at Holy Family Parish where he has been a member since 1966 on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 2pm and he will be laid to rest at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park following.
Memorial donations can be made to Holy Family Church, 129 W Daisy Lane, New Albany in his name.
He will always be loved by his family and greatly missed by those he touched in life.