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Christopher “Chris” Charron, 55

Christopher “Chris” Charron, 55, of Maxwell, Iowa, died Friday, March 25, 2016, in New Providence, Pennsylvania, while visiting his daughter.

Christopher “Chris” Charron, 55

Christopher “Chris” Charron, 55

Chris grew up in Rochester and graduated from John Marshall High School and from Austin Community College. He was united in marriage with Jan Harding on May 17, 1986, in Altoona, Iowa. Chris was a software engineer for Businessolver Inc. in West Des Moines, Iowa.

Chris shared his smile and laughter with everyone he met. He enjoyed bicycling and was very active in the RAGBRAI community, including heading Team Virtual RAGBRAI for many years. He was an amateur radio operator and also produced broadcasts for various high school basketball and football teams, and had a special place in his heart for Woodward Academy Knights.

He survived by his wife, Jan; three daughters, Jenna (Jon) Hill of New Providence, Pennsylvania, Kacey Charron of Carlisle, Iowa, and Taylor Charron of Ames, Iowa; his parents, Fred and Helen Bruckmeier of Austin; one granddaughter, Lauren Hill; two brothers, Michael Charron (Lori) of Winona and Tim Charron of Glenville, Minnesota; three nieces, Kelsey, Julia and Samantha; and one nephew, Dan.

He was preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Charron.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at the Community Center in Maxwell, Iowa. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 31, 2016, at the Community Center in Maxwell, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be made to RAGBRAI Dream Team, www.dreamteamdesmoines.org. Rasmusson-Bacon Funeral Home in Maxwell is handling arrangements, www.rasmussonfh.com.