Charles "Charlie" Kriege, 63, of Remsen, died Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2006, at his home in Remsen after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Charles Kriege was born May 29, 1943, in Le Mars, the son of Lloyd and Martha (Konz) Kriege. Charlie was raised near Remsen and received his first four years of education in the rural school system. In 1961 he moved with his family into Remsen and attended Remsen Public School until his senior year which he attended at St. Mary's Catholic High School from which he graduated in 1962.
He became a member of the Society of the Divine Savior for 15 years and was known as Brother DePaul Kriege and worked for several years with the Masi Tribesmen in Tanzania, Africa. He then returned to Remsen where he was employed at Schorg's Standard Station from 1973 until 1982. He then established his own business called Charlie's Repair where he had a service station and small engine repair service which he operated until the time of his death.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a Eucharistic Minister. He was also a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and honorary member of the Catholic Daughters of America, a member Remsen Chamber of Commerce and a past member of the Remsen City Council.
He was very spiritual, had a wonderful sense of humor and bright outlook on life.
Survivors include three sisters and their husbands, Mary Ann and Keith McClain of Luther, Mont., Charleene and Stan Stigge of Mount Pleasant, and Doris and Jim Krogman of Remsen; four brothers and their wives, Richard and Sherron, Robert and JoAnn all of Skiatook, Okla., Louis and Karen of Iowa City, and James and Carol of Longmont, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Randy Stigge.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Remsen with the Rev. William McCarthy and the Rev. Timothy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Remsen. Friends may call anytime after 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Fisch Funeral Home in Remsen. There will be a parish rosary at 3 p.m., vigil prayer service at 7:30 p.m. and a rosary at 8 p.m. by the Catholic Order of Foresters.