Charles P. "Charlie" Harkrider

Jan 4, 2019
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12 p.m. on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home.


10:00 a.m. until services at noon.



Memorials may be directed to the family.


Charles P. Harkrider, 49, of Waterloo, died Friday, January 4, 2019 at his home.

He was born on July 18, 1969 in Waterloo, the son of Phyllis Harkrider and graduated from River Hills, Cedar Falls.

Charlie attended Day Hab at North Star Community Services doing different activities. He also performed at the Gallagher Bluedorn Theater in several plays through North Star. He enjoyed music and scary movies, liked to write, and loved to dance, especially to “Thriller.”

He is survived by three sisters: Sharon Kohrs of Cedar Falls, Sheila (Dennis) Haley of Waterloo, and Barb (Mark) Myers of Hudson; four brothers, David Harkrider of Hudson, Delbert "Red" Harkrider of Panama City Beach, FL, Mack Harkrider of Waterloo, and Steve Harkrider of Arkansas and several nieces and nephews.

Charlie is preceded in death by his mother; two brothers, Kenny and Darrell Harkrider; and a brother-in-law, Dave Kohrs.

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  1. Amy Lockard | Feb 04, 2019

    Our family is so very sorry about the loss of your precious Charlie.  

     Every time I was at Northstar to pick up or visit my son, Jonathan, I so looked forward to seeing him.   His joy was contagious, and I, as well as everyone else, loved being around him.   

     There is no better way to live than to bring joy to others, and I can't think of anyone who brought more joy!     

    We will keep your family in our prayers, and keep Charlie, always, in our hearts.   


  2. Kathy Taylor | Jan 09, 2019
    I have so many great memories of Charlie! When I was touring Northstar before I started working there Charlie was the first one to greet me. He jumped up from his seat, hurried over and stuck out his hand. He asked my name and told me his. I helped on the plays at Northstar also and he was always the hit of the shows! What a charmer. So sorry for your loss. Praying all your good memories will get you through this tough time and God holds you all close. Charlie, enjoy every minute of dancing in heaven!
  3. CRAIG WHITE | Jan 09, 2019
    Charlie you could light up a room with your smile and your dance moves I was glad to have you in my life the last years as part of Northstar you were a Gem my friend luv ya and miss you RIP and dance up a storm up in heaven  show them your moves
  4. Judy Gilstrap | Jan 09, 2019

    I am so sorry for your loss.  Praying for all the 

    family who will miss his great smile and

    beautiful heart.  I have treasurer knowing him

    and his ray of sunshine.  

  5. Rebekah Penning and Linda Cates | Jan 07, 2019
    Very sorry for your loss. I really miss him. He was a wonderful friend and such a fun person! Prayers and hugs for Charlie's family. May God bless you. 
  6. Kim Ross | Jan 06, 2019
    My deepest sympathies for your loss.  Charlie was one my all time favorite people.  I was in 4 musicals with him and loved the little dance they would put in, just for him.  Charlie was very talented.  He made people smile and laugh all the time.   He will be missed dearly.
  7. Lani Albrecht | Jan 06, 2019
    So sorry for your loss! I’ve known Charlie for years as a friend of my son’s, and the last 6 months as one of his staff at North Star. I will truly miss his daily announcement when he entered the room; “Look who’s heeeere!! It’s Charlie Harkrider!” His dancing and silly antics and singing, especially to Michael Jackson, and his moonwalk, will be missed. Most of all, Charlie made us all laugh every day.We will miss him! 
  8. Charissee Anderson | Jan 05, 2019
    So sorry for your loss. Going to really miss you Charlie! Thanks for making my days   at Northstar great ones! Lots of great       memories with you!
  9. Dave and Kathy Ott | Jan 04, 2019
    So very sorry for your loss.  We are thinking of all of you and praying that God's peace will bring you comfort in the days ahead. 

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