In Memory

Charles McGreevey

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11/30/13 05:02 PM #1    

David Scrimger

Chuck was a very nice guy.  I would see him now and then  in Mason City at his job as building inpector.

Chuck's father was killed in WWII and his name was on a plaque at the high school lobby on Grand Ave.

05/07/14 04:44 PM #2    

Richard Bromley

The following was taken from an obituary in the Des Moines Register.

Mason CIty lost a good man Saturday afternoon, October 22, 2011, when Chares "Chuck" Wiliam McGreevey, 67, Chief Building Official/ Building and Neighborhood Services Director, passed away unexpectedly at Mercy Hospital Center North Iowa.


Chuck was born April 21, 1944, in Charles City, the first and only son/child of Charles Robert and Mary (Deist) McGreevey.  Charles R. was kiiilled in the Battle of the Bulge in Germany in 1945 when Chuck was abouot 10 months old.  Mary later married Wayne Skyme.  They had a daughter, Terri.


Chuck attended elementary and high school in Charles City where he excelled in tennis, track and wrestling.  He was a "sprinter at heart" and in his freshman year he held the record (for several years) at Charles City High School in the 100 meter dash.  His track team won the Drake Relays 400 meter in 1961, with a record that held for 30 years.  While playing high school football his junior year, his track career was cut short when he suffered a broken leg.  Chuck lettered in tennis at the University of Northern Iowa where he was team captain.  He also won the singles in match in 1961.  He was a third degree brown belt in karate.

On July 12, 1969, Chuck was united in marriage to Karen Suzanne Miller from Des Moines, Iowa.  After graduating with a BA in science from UNI, Chuck and Karen moved to Mason City

Chuck worked briefly wih the Department of Transportation, and then obtained employment with the City of Mason City.  His diverse career with the City spanned more than four decades.  He was a member of the International Conference of Building Officials, the Iowa Association of Housing Officials, and the Architects, Engineers and Building Officials Section of the National Fire Protection Association.

Chuck is survived by his wife of 42 years, Karen, Mason City, and his sister Terri (Jambor) and her husband Bob, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.  He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Tiffany, who died shortly after birth. 

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