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Charles Bybee, 1932-2020

A gathering time for family and friends for Charles “Chuck” Bybee of Albert Lea will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea.

Charles Bybee

Chuck died peacefully Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Prairie Senior Cottages in Albert Lea. He was 87.

He was born Jan. 31, 1932, in Albert Lea, the son of Joseph “Doc” and Elizabeth “Mae” (Evans) Bybee. He attended Albert Lea Schools and then served his country for four years in the U.S. Air Force.

He married Kimiko Erdman in November 1974.

Throughout his life he drove a semi and also drove a school bus for several years.

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Kim; his children Keith (Anne) Bybee and their family, Michael (Nelda) Erdman and their family, Teresa Adams and family and Tammy (Jerred) Jerdee and family; and also by two brothers, Joseph Bybee and Dick (Martha) Bybee; a sister, Mary Cook; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his siblings Elizabeth “Liz” (Lyle) Hansen, Marion (Dan) McNab, Dora Mae (Jasper) Bure, Veryl Bybee, Samuel “Buster” (Arlyss) Bybee and Harry “Doc” (Emmy) Bybee and two in infancy; and a brother-in-law, Arthur “Art” Cook.