Parting words on Charlie Wisecup


Over the past two weeks, the Missouri Valley Times-News has printed a short series in remembrance of Charlie Wisecup.

As several relatives and friends have looked back on a life well lived, it is important to note that Missouri Valley and Harrison County overall were important parts of Charlie’s 86 years spent here with us.

His love for his faith, family, agriculture and the success of his hometown and individuals within the area become more and more apparent with each person who speaks about Charlie, and his celebration of life this coming Sunday, April 2, is sure to provide more anecdotes on the man who had an unstoppable motor.

And of course, Charlie can’t be mentioned without his never-ending hobby in the Wisecup Farm Museum coming soon after. A venue that hosted various special occasions over the years, the museum grew into something much more than the whims of a long-time farmer.

On Sunday, be sure to show up to the Wishing Hills Barn in Missouri Valley between 1 and 5 p.m. and share in remembrance of one of the finest Missouri Valley has produced. It’s impossible to record every great story about Charlie in the space the newspaper allows, but a memory book for the family will be on hand for those who wish to share tales of their own.

Let everything that Charlie did for this town be motivation for us all to be more involved and strive for the betterment of the community.

Rest in peace, Charlie Wisecup.


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