Charles David Askren, 72, New Salisbury, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006, at Harrison County Hospital in Corydon.
A native of New Salisbury, born Nov. 12, 1933, he was the son of the late John W. and Inez E. Helfrich Askren.
He was a retired chemical operator for E.I. DuPont Nemours Co. in Louisville, where he worked 30 years, and a former employee of Colgate-Palmolive Co., American Standard, Davis Hatchery and Eaton Feed Mill. He also operated Askren’s Nursery in Milltown, and was an Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of Unity Chapel United Methodist Church in Ramsey.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Lynn Askren.
Survivors include his wife, the former Barbara A. Chanley; two sons, Richard Wayne Askren of Floyds Knobs and John Russell Askren of Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Amy Suzanne DeLoach of St. Helen Island, S.C.; two sisters, Harriet Binkley of New Salisbury and Barbara Mathes of Corydon; six grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Visitation: Wednesday, March 1, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey.
Funeral: Wednesday, March 1, at 1 p.m. at Unity Chapel UMC with burial in Woods Chapel Cemetery in Ramsey.
Officiant: The Rev. Jeff Reed.
Organist: Judith Albin.