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Charles Edward Willits Jr.

Cedar Rapids

Charles Edward Willits Jr., 80, of Placerville, Calif., and formerly of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Friday, April 13, 2018, in Placerville. Prvate services will be held at a later time.
He is survived by his children, Donna, Cheryl, Wendy and Terri; stepchildren, David, Augusta and Andrew; sister, Karen Sindlinger, and her five children; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Karen, who was the love of his life; parents, Charles "Brud" Willits and Florence (Svoboda) Fernandez; stepparents, Helen Willits and Paul Fernandez; and an infant daughter.
Born in Cedar Rapids on July 3, 1937, Chuck served in the U.S. Army and worked as a teacher and a draftsman before his retirement. Throughout his life, Chuck lived in Texas, Iowa, Alaska, Michigan and California. He was a fan of auto racing and loved animals and photography.