The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

July 1, 2013

Charles A. 'Charlie' Sheridan

The Clinton Herald

---- — Charles A. “Charlie” Sheridan

Dec. 7, 1941 - June 29, 2013

DEWITT — Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Charles A. “Charlie” Sheridan, 71, a resident of De Witt, will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 16550 – 290th Street, Long Grove IA. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport. The family will greet friends Tuesday, 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the church where a prayer service will be offered at 3:00 p.m. to begin the visitation. There will be additional visitation prior to mass on Wednesday at church from 9:30- 10:00 a.m. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Charlie passed away Saturday, June 29, 2013 at Genesis Medical Center, West Campus. He was recently diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia.

Charles Ambrose Sheridan was born in Davenport, Iowa on December 7, 1941, a son of Charles L. and Anastasia (Murphy) Sheridan. He attended grade and high school at St. Joseph’s in DeWitt. He attended St. Ambrose Seminary for 2 years, attended Loras College and graduated from the University of New Mexico with a BS in history and geography.

Charlie was a teacher at Maquoketa Junior High School for many years. In 1988 he was elected as the Clinton County Auditor retiring in 2008. He was on the board of Generations / Milestones and a member of St Joseph’s Catholic Church, DeWitt.

He was a loyal member of the Clinton County Democratic Party. He really enjoyed “the campaign trail”, recently working on Rita Hart’s election to the Iowa Senate. Charlie enjoyed his years of driving the equipment van for his RAGBRI friends.

Charlie was a devoted son, the best brother & uncle. We were very fortunate to have him in our lives.

Charlie is survived by his sister, Mary Ellen (Gary) Blunck, Davenport, and brother, Vincent (Molly) Sheridan, De Witt; nephews, Timothy (Andrea) Sheridan, Andrew (Brandi) Blunck, Theodore Sheridan; nieces Jenifer (Mark) Favetti, Bridget Sheridan, Amanda (Shay) Flanagan, Katherine Sheridan, and great nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, John and a nephew, Larry Blunck.

The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Chetneni, Linda Haessler,PA and all of the staff at Genesis West for their loving care during Charlie’s last 16 days.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to either the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or Genesis Hospice.

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Charlie’s obituary at

Death date: June 29, 2013