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Charles A. McCabe
April 22, 1938 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Charles Allen McCabe was born April 22, 1938, in Emporia. He is the son of Thomas Edward and Ethel May McCabe. He grew up on a farm and ranch near Bazaar on the Southfork of the Cottonwood River. Charlie graduated from Chase County Community High School in 1956 and from Kansas State University with a biology degree. Charlie was drafted and served 2 years active duty in the United States Army and was stationed at Fort Riley and completed 4 years in the reserves.
In 1963, Charlie went to work for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service. He used his biology degree to work with fish hatcheries in Welaka, FL, Alabama, Louisiana, Virginia, and Mississippi. He retired from the Ecological Services Division of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service.
It was in Natchitoches, Louisiana, that he met Elwanda Miller. They were married on August 16, 1969. They shared 54 years of marriage.
Besides being a devoted husband and father, Charlie liked to hunt everything from Indian arrowheads on the farm and other states, to pheasants, prairie chickens, turkeys, deer and waterfowl. He loved to catch bass, bluegill and catfish.
Charlie would help Elwanda grow a flower garden and he would grow the tallest sunflower in Chase County and sometimes corn. Charlie loved honest people, bottomland hardwood timber, tall grass prairie and free flowing rivers.
Charlie is survived by: wife, Elwanda, of the home; daughter, Deborah Tiedemann and husband Fred; grandchildren, Fridrik, Amelia, Bradley, Weston, Clara, Blake, Madeline, Marianne, Melodie, Malachi; and brother, Dale McCabe and wife Joyce of Corinth, TX.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Thomas Allen McCabe.
Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2023, at Bazaar Schoolhouse, with Jake Betts officiating. Burial will follow in Bazaar Cemetery with military honors conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard, Chase County All Veterans, and Emporia American Legion. Family will greet friends after the graveside service. Memorial donations may be made to Bazaar Schoolhouse, Bazaar Cemetery or Chase County 4-H Council, in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home PO Box 220 Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.