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Arla June ‘Kechter’ Wright

Arla June “Kechter” Wright, 85 of Charles City. Died Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 at the Floyd County Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held 10:30 am, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2023 at Sunnyside Memory Gardens, Charles City, Iowa.

Arla June ‘Kechter’ Wright
Arla June ‘Kechter’ Wright

Arla was born on Dec. 3, 1937 in Ritzville, Washington the daughter of Carl and Pauline “Gerlack” Kechter. She graduated with the class of 1956. She met her future husband, Donald Wright from Charles City in June 1955 while he was stationed near her home. AS they say it was love at first sight. She was baptized, confirmed and married at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville. They came to Charles City on their honeymoon to meet Don’s parents and family. She being and only child, she met a very, very large family. Upon returning to Washington to finish Donald’s time in the military they began their family, being blessed with two children, Donald Jr. and Donette.

Arla was mostly a full time mom but did hold various jobs after he children started school. The longest being a checkout person with Safeway grocery store. In 1974 they returned to Charles City. Don became the manager for Floyd County Townhouse apartments, keeping the place immaculate. Following retirement they moved to Arizona and then back to Washington then back to Iowa.

As a couple they enjoyed bowling, card clubs, going to movies and traveling. After Don’s passing she said life was never the same.

Those surviving are her two children Don and his wife Karen of Gilbert, AZ, and daughter Donette Walker of Mason City, four grandchildren Ryan, Brian, Shane and Lexi and nine great grandchildren, Hunter, Tatiania, Hayden, Everett, Gavin, Connor, Kyah, Ava and Daniel.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband Don in 2012 and her in-laws Ted and Grace McDonald.

Arrangements are with Fullerton-Hage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 401 Blunt, Charles City, Iowa 50616 641-228-4211., Facebook/Fullertonfuneralhomes.

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