Charles Raymond Wyant, 87

Published 10:35 am Thursday, October 1, 2015

Charles Raymond Wyant, 87, of Austin, Minnesota, died Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, at Courtyard Estates Assisted Living in Bondurant, Iowa.



He was born July 9, 1928, in Austin, Minnesota, the son of Edward and Hazel (Wallem) Wyant. Charles attended Austin Public Schools before going to work for Hormel Foods Corp. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1946 until his honorable discharge in 1949. On May 20, 1950, he was united in marriage to Leora Ferguson in Austin. The couple raised four sons. Following his retirement from Hormel after 33 years of service, Charles worked several years at Gerard Academy in facilities maintenance. A charter member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Austin, Charles also belonged to the American Legion and was a Boy Scout leader. Among his favorite pastimes were woodcarving, painting, and building and remodeling houses. He especially loved flowers and gardening. Charles was a lifelong Austin resident, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife Leora Wyant of Austin, Minnesota; his sons: Craig (Devona) Wyant of Lincolnton, North Carolina, Doug Wyant of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Bryan (Charity) Wyant of Bondurant, Iowa, and Parke (Gracie) Wyant of Houston, Texas; 11 grandchildren: Kristin, Jessica, Allie, Candice, Brad, Cassie, Chelsey, Chantz, Brianna, Joseph, and Angelica; five great-grandchildren; his brother Gary Wyant of Euless, Texas; his sisters: Evelyn (Jim) Allgood of Austin, Minnesota, and Linda (Fred) Drehobl of Chicago, Illinois; his sister-in-law Joan Wyant of Pepin, Wisconsin; many, many nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Charles was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Hazel Wyant; an infant brother and sister; his sister Berniece (Richard) Molde; and his brother Edward Wyant.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Karen Behling officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or recipient of donor’s choice. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at