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Timothy Charboneau

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Timothy Wayne Charboneau, 23, Erie, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, after a motor vehicle accident near Erie. Tim was born Aug. 11, 1990, in Iola, the son of Jami (Foster) Charboneau.
Tim graduated from Iola High School. In November 2008, he joined the Kansas Army National Guard. In 2010 he was ordered to active duty in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, where he served for just over a year. While in Afghanistan, he earned the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the NATO Afghanistan Service Medal, an Army Achievement Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, an Army Service Ribbon, an Overseas Service Ribbon and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal. At the time of his passing Tim was serving with the 242 ND Engineer Company.
On Aug. 17, 2013, Tim married Valarie Renae Landell in Erie. He worked for Post Rock Energy as a rig hand.
Tim is survived by his wife, Valarie; son, Kaden Charboneau; and stepdaughter, Madison Nelson, all of the home; mother, Jami Thyer and husband Timothy, Iola; sister, Brandi Dixon, Iola; stepbrother, Matthew Thyer and wife Jacie, Iola; stepsister, Anna Thyer, Iola; grandmother, Julie Dible, Gas; mother and father in-law, Sherrie and John Nichols, Walnut; sisters-in-law, Samantha and Brittney Landell, Walnut; nephews, Micol, Titan and Shayden Dixon, and Trenton and Brentley Thyer, Iola; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Tim was preceded in death by his grandfather, Bill Dible.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Countryside Funeral Home-Johnson Chapel. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Fellowship Regional Church, 214 W. Madison Ave., Iola. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Iola, with military honors.
The family suggests memorials to the Charboneau children’s educational fund, in care of the funeral home. Countryside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com

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