LEHIGH – Charles Tigner, 88, of Lehigh, Iowa, died Sunday, January 13, 2013.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Dayton. Burial will be in the Otho Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., with Recitation of the Rosary at 6:30 p.m., at Carson Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries & condolences visit:

Charles Junior Tigner was born Nov. 27, 1924, to Charles Wilbur and Irene H. (Brown) Tigner at his grandmother’s home in California. He grew up on a farm near Otho and graduated from Otho High School in 1941.

He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and later attended Tobin Business College in Fort Dodge. He was active in 4-H and Rural Youth clubs. It was through Rural Youth that he met Rosemary Crawford, of Duncombe, whom he married on December 27, 1952, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lehigh.

Rosemary died on Dec. 5, 2012. Charles is survived by sons Robert (Terry) Tigner of McCook, Neb., Richard (Lucy) Tigner of Kingston, Okla., and Ronald Tigner of Lehigh; and daughter, Rochelle (Patrick) Impiccini of Phoenix, Ariz.; as well as grandchildren Erin Gasaway, Ryan Tigner and Katie Brooks; great-grandchildren, James Gasaway, Mikayla Gasaway and Teagan Tigner; sister- and brother-in-law, Charles and Ramona Pierce of St. Ansgar, and seven neices and nephews.

Memorials may be left to the Salvation Army.