Per his request, no services are planned for Charles Ford, 85, Newton, who died Monday.
Born Aug. 3, 1937, in Marion County to Charles E. and Rose (Crandall) Ford, he enlisted in the Navy and after discharge moved to Marion, where he married and delivered Rainbow Bread throughout the county. In 1976, he moved to Newton and worked for Excel Industries and Hesston Corp. and part-time for Kropf Lumber in Hesston.
Survivors include wife Pat (Dirks) Ford of Hillsboro; sons Lawrence Ray Ford and Roger Dale Ford; brother Duane “Keith” Ford of Orange Park, Florida; stepdaughters Colleen Weinbrenner of Hillsboro and Sheri Wilson; and many grandchildren and great-grand children
An infant sister preceded him in death.
Contributions to local animal shelters or Good Shepard Hospice have been suggested.