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Obituary of Charlie F. Tuma

Charlie Frank Tuma, the son of Frank Aaron Tuma and Mabel (Fencl) Tuma Lallak ,was born June 4, 1943 at rural Mahaska, KS and passed away on October 18, 2012 at the Republic County Hospital at the age of 69 years, 4 months, and 14 days.
Charlie grew up in the Haddam, KS area, graduating from Haddam High School in 1961. Charlie worked for Contel and later Sprint as a telephone technician for many years until his retirement. He was currently a driver for Republic County U.S.D. # 109.
On August 12, 1995, he was united in marriage to Marilyn (Gentry) Woerner. The couple made their home in Belleville, KS.
Charlie was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed playing golf and playing pinochle at the café. He also farmed, baled hay and enjoyed gardening.
He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Tuma and Mabel Tuma Lallak, and his step-father- John Lallak.
Charlie is survived by his wife Marilyn Tuma of Belleville, KS, one son Michael Tuma and wife P.J. of Olathe, KS, one daughter Michelle Peroo and husband Michael of Olathe, KS; three step children: Bryan Woerner and wife Jennifer of Meriden, KS, Audrey Woerner and her husband Sean Finan of Boston, MA, Keith Woerner and wife Amanda of Houston, TX; four grandchildren: Jordan and Shae Tuma, and Ryan and Nathan Peroo; 4 step grandchildren: Houston and Chase Purcell and Calista and Nathaniel Woerner; two sisters: Connie Kvasnicka of Manhattan, KS and Alberta Parrett and husband Frank of Manhattan, KS, nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Monday, October 22, 2012 at the Bachelor-Surber Memorial Chapel with Reverend Barry Brinkman, officiating.
Cremation will follow the services with inurnment to be held at a later date at the Haddam Cemetery, Haddam, KS.
Visitation will be from One PM until Nine PM on Sunday, Oct 21, 2012 at the funeral home with family greeting friends from 5PM until 7PM.
Memorials are suggested to the Haddam United Methodist Church.
Online condolences and information at
Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements.


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