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Charles Anstey, 94, of Massena

April 27, 1929 — August 21, 2023

Charles Anstey, 94, of Massena

Mass of Christian Burial: Will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Timothy Catholic Church, (Reno) rural Cumberland.  Burial will be in the St. Timothy Catholic Cemetery with full Military Graveside Rites By Anita American Legion Post No. 210.  A luncheon will be at the church hall following the burial.  The Lamb Funeral Home in Massena is in charge of the professional arrangements.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.lambfuneralhomes.com.

Rosary:  A Rosary will be cited at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 25, 2023, at the Lamb Funeral Home in Massena.

Family Visitation:  The family will greet friends on Friday, August 25, 2023, at the Lamb Funeral Home in Massena from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Memorials:  May be directed to the St. Timothy Catholic Church.

   Charles James Anstey, Jr. was born April 27. 1929, on the Anstey farm, south of Massena, Iowa, the son of Charles Lawrence and Marcella Sarah (Hatton) Anstey.  He passed away on Monday, August 21, 2023, at the Anstey farm at the age of 94.
   Charles was raised on the Anstey Farmstead and graduated from Cumberland High School in 1946.  After high school he attended Reppert’s School of Auctioneering in Decatur, Indiana.  He served his country in the U.S. Army for two years, stationed in Germany, during the Korean War.  Following his service, he began farming and working in the registered livestock business as his father and grandfather had done before him.  On January 11, 1955, he was united in marriage to Ruby Bolz in the St. Timothy Catholic Church south of Cumberland.  To this union three daughters were born: Cindy, Kathy and Deb.  In 1982, the Ansteys also operated the Adams County Auction in Corning, Iowa.
   He loved watching his daughters and grandchildren play sports, was a longtime Kansas City Royals fan and was a member of the St. Timothys Catholic Church.  He was honored in 2009 as American Hereford Association Century Breeder in Kansas City, Missouri. 
   He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby in 2004; sisters, Marie Carper and Rita Worthington; brothers, Gene, Larry and Leo Anstey; and grandson, Ty Brown.
   He is survived by his three daughters, Cindy Anstey of Massena and friend Jeff Toppin of Winterset, Kathy Ankenbauer and husband Dan of Massena and Deb Brown and husband Bret of Anita; seven grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; sister, Geraldine Kommes of Exira; two brothers, Tom Anstey of Atlantic and John Anstey and wife Kathleen of Omaha; other relatives and friends.
   

 

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Past Services

Rosary

Friday, August 25, 2023

5:00 - 5:30pm (Central time)

Lamb Funeral Home - Massena

205 West 5th Street, Massena, IA 50853

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Family Receiving Friends

Friday, August 25, 2023

5:30 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Lamb Funeral Home - Massena

205 West 5th Street, Massena, IA 50853

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Starts at 10:00am (Central time)

St. Timothy Catholic Church

69488 Wichita Road, Cumberland, 50843

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