Charlie LaFrenz

Profile Updated: April 18, 2018
Charlie LaFrenz
Residing In: Keokuk, IA USA
Spouse/Partner: Janet Fife-LaFrenz
Occupation: Teacher, retired, joyously!
Children: 1 step-daughter Menda (Eric)
granddaughter, Jada, age 14
grandson, Jacob, age 11
Military Service: Army  
Yes! Attending Reunion

So! My life in a nut house--oops!--shell. After high school, 3 years Burlington Junior College, which was supposed to take 2 years. Then, Northeast Mo. State Teachers College for a period, but didn't graduate. Eventually, 1966, enlisted in the Army Security Agency, spent 6 months at the Defense Language Inst. in Monteray Calif. the 11 months in crypto and traffic analysis, Ft Devens, Mass., and finally the remainder of my enlistment in glorious Bangkok Thailand working as a French linguist.

After the army, eventually returned to Kirksville and completed my BA in French with minors is Spanish and History. The only career options for me in FM with a degree in French was, of course, bar tending. The next few years are kind of a blurr, can you guess why?

One day, as I was approaching 40, and having a lucid moment, it occured to me that I might want to retire someday, so I rid myself of the Stingers and Rusty Nails, enrolled at Macomb and got my teaching certificate. Soon was hired to teach Language Arts at Central Lee Middle School.

One dark and stormy night, Rachel Stewart called and said, "Charlie, I need a fourth for bridge." I told Rachel I'd rather have root canel, but she insisted. Janet was my bridge partner and the rest is history. We were married 14 years ago in front of the fireplace in our great old house in Keokuk. We are both retired from teaching and are doing the happily ever after thing. We go dancing often and travel frequently. We still have to see Russia, Greece and Egypt and hope to accomplish this before I have another hip replacement.

Best regards


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Sharon, You sent me a message on this machine and I could not access it, so I sent you a card today with the article we talked about at the SCC event Saturday with some pictures. If this message doesn't get to Sharon Nabulsi and ends up in Lower Slobovia, please help. Your most ardent fan, Charlie

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Hello everybody and some of you other people! Huge news! Yesterday, Friday 7\7, Bill Orr his wife Jean and 2 of her sisters and their husbands came to Keokuk for a visit. They all were in the area for a family wedding. The eight of us went to dinner at Angelini's, and had a wonderful dinner. For those of you in the area who have never eaten there, it is rated 7th best restaurant in the State of Iowa. After dinner one of Jean's sisters and her husband had to visit other relatives, but the rest of us came to our house for dessert. Had a great time reliving the past and catching up on new news. The great news is, wait until you see Bill. After the horror he went through with skin cancer, he showed me a picture before surgery, the results are amazing. He looks amazing. He is very lucky to have had such skilled physicians. Hopefully, none of us will have to go through what he did, but if it happens, contact Bill and get the names of his doctors. The evening was a huge success, and Janet and I hope they will be in the area again soon. Hope all of you are having a great summer, and take care when you're in the sun. Best regards, Charlie and Janet

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Happy Birth Day Andy. Because I am a day older, you have always been the young whipper snapper. I must warn you, at age 74, your whipper may no longer snap. My day was quiet and peaceful, and I hope your day was as happy as mine.


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Hi Jerry! Welcome to the Geezerhood.

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Posted on: Dec 12, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Glad you got me beat by a day - I will always be younger than you!

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