Charles “Charlie” John Lanphier III, 74, of Sioux City, passed away Friday, September 2, 2022 in Sioux City.
A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, September 8, 2022 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. Visitation with the family will be Wednesday, September 7, 2022 from 5-8 P.M. with a Vigil Service at 7:00 P.M. at Country Celebrations Event Center. Private burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be given at www.meyerbroschapels.com.
Charlie was born September 28, 1947 in Chicago, IL, the son of Charles and Theresa (Devitt) Lanphier. The family resided in Chicago until 1953. They moved to Sioux City, IA to establish L&L Distributing, the local Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship. Charlie graduated from Bishop Heelan Catholic High School in 1965. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and proudly served his country in Vietnam.
Charlie married Linda Frisch on June 27, 1970 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Sioux City. He was a loving and devoted husband to Linda for 52 years. As an only child, Charlie envisioned having a large family. Together, Charlie and Linda have 10 children, 17 grandchildren and 3 more on the way. He was a loving and caring father and doted on his grandkids. He attended thousands of his children’s soccer games, recitals, and events. He was an especially effective curfew enforcer.
Charlie enjoyed spending time fishing, playing dominos, and having lunch with his many lifelong friends. He was a fan of the Heelan Crusaders and the Chicago Bears. He was a Cub fan and a Bud man. Charlie loved being by the water especially boating on Lake Okoboji. He loved his Milwaukee Weiner hotdogs and Dairy Queen Dilly Bars.
Charlie was active in the community. He was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, supporter of Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools, member of the recovery community for 48 years and board member of Rosecrance Jackson Centers.
Survivors include his wife, Linda, of Sioux City, children Tracy (Alex) Travesset of Ankeny, IA,
Chuck (Susan) of Sammamish, WA, Suzie (Tony) Grafton of Kansas City, MO, Katie (Steve) Block of Parker, CO, Julie (Dino) Ungaro of Issaquah, WA, Tim (Kayla) of McCook Lake, SD, Tom (Kelsey) of Sioux City, IA, Emily (Alex) Poss of Norwalk, IA, Lindsay of Des Moines, IA, and Christie of West Des Moines, IA; and 17 grandchildren.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Chuck and Tess; and father and mother-in-law, Les and Eileen Frisch.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools or Rosecrance Jackson Centers in Charlie’s memory. The family would like to thank Dr. Jung for all of his loving care.
Charlie ended every conversation with his family by saying “love you.” Love you too, Charlie.