In loving memory of

Charles "Chuck" Pennington 11/12/2020
November 18, 1935 - November 12, 2020

Charles "Chuck" Pennington, 84 of Marshalltown, IA passed away Thursday, November 12, 2020 at the Embers in Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 16, 2020 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, November 15, 2020 at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown. Interment will be at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Marshalltown. The family requests mask be worn for both the visitation and funeral services. The funeral service will be live-streamed at Anderson Funeral Homes Facebook page. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Redeemer Lutheran Church or Iowa River Hospice. Online condolences may be sent to

Chuck was born November 18, 1935 to Ray and Vernie (Sears) Pennington in Derby, IA. He attended school in the Marshalltown area. At age 16 he started working at Lennox until he entered the United States Air Force, where he spent 20 years serving his country, retiring in 1974. Chuck was united in marriage to Gertrude "Dottie" Brown on April 18, 1956 in Tucson, AZ. After his retirement from the military he worked for ACI, Anderson Electric, which became Ethington Heating and Cooling in Marshalltown. Chuck enjoyed woodworking and made several items such as rocking horses, desks, cradles, and toys which have been passed down through generations. He loved fishing and often held fish fry's to feed his entire family. Chuck was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and loved watching football. He and his wife loved to winter in Texas.

Chuck will be missed by his loving wife of 64 years, Dottie, three children; Linda ( David) Schroeder of San Antonio, TX, Brad ( Kathy) Pennington of Marshalltown, Audrey (Skip) McConnell of Eldora, IA, eleven grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, 17 great great grandchildren, and one sister, Glennis Steward of Branson, MO. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debbie Stotts, a grandson, Daniel Schroeder, a great granddaughter, Chyanne Wind, two brothers; David Pennington and Danny Pennington, and a sister, Audrey Dooley.


Terri & Rod Landt wrote on Dec 1, 2020:

"Brad and Family, Our deepest sympathies for the loss of your Father. May you find comfort through family members and friends. Let us know if we can help in any way. Prayers to you and yours."

Michael & Ranay Hunst wrote on Nov 17, 2020:

"So sorry for your loss. Mike and I would like to send our heartfelt sympathy to Dottie and all of your family! Mike & Ranay Hunst"

Barbara L VandeVoort wrote on Nov 16, 2020:

"Dottie, Linda, and to the rest of the Chucks family, My heart goes out to all the family and friends who knew him. I sure enjoyed the few times we got to get together. I pray you find strength and peace during this trying time. Please know that I am thinking of you. Thank you for having the service streamed. Love, Barb VandeVoort"

Mary Rund wrote on Nov 15, 2020:

"Linda and Brad, thinking of you. It is so hard to lose your father. "

kathy kick wrote on Nov 14, 2020:

"Dear Aunt Dottie and Cousin Linda and Families, you all are in my prayers at this difficult time, may you hold onto the memories in your heart. I will not be attending Chuck's funeral because of all the covid! may angels surround you! Love, Cousin Kathy"

Don & Sue Edwards wrote on Nov 14, 2020:

"We are so sorry for your loss and sending prayers. God is walking beside you and your family. Chuck was such a warm hearted man, he will be missed."

Pat McLain wrote on Nov 13, 2020:

"We are so sorry for your loss. I know it is a hard time and the grief you feel is painful. Love all of you and are praying for the peace you need to go on. Bill and Pat McLain"

Connie Dostal wrote on Nov 13, 2020:

"Our hearts are breaking at this time, Chuck was the best neighbor we ever had. We loved him an Dottie like family, we will miss him terribly. Love to Dottie and family at this difficult time. Ron and Connie Dostal"

Robert & Bonilyn Christensen wrote on Nov 13, 2020:

"To the family we offer our thoughts and prayers. We knew Chuck during our time living at The Embers. He was a smiling and friendly human being and may he RIP. Robert & Bonilyn Christensen"