Charles Tickerhoof, 62, Minot, ND and formerly of Irwin, PA died on Monday, May 1, 2023 in his home.
Charles Albert “Chuck” Tickerhoof was born on October 2, 1960 in Greensburg, PA to Albert and Ruth (Hoff) Tickerhoof. He was raised and educated in Irwin, PA and graduated from Norwin High School in Irwin, PA. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on September 12, 1980 and served as an Aircraft Armament Systems Technician prior to his retirement as a Staff Sergeant on December 31, 2000. He had been stationed at Minot, ND Air Force Base, Okinawa Japan, Edwards AFB in CA, Eielson AFB Alaska and Ellsworth AFB in SD and had received the U.S. Air Force’s Achievement Medal, Commendation Medal, Longevity Service Award, Training Ribbon, Overseas Long Tour Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Military Education Ribbon, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, AF Outstanding Unit Award, and USAF Good Conduct Medal.
Charles married Lori Adams on July 9th, 1983 at Little Flower Catholic Church in Minot. They made their home in the communities near the air force bases where Chuck was stationed. Upon retirement from the U.S. Air Force they made their home in Minot where Chuck was employed at Motor Service, Fargo Glass, and Mattson Construction. Most recently, he had been employed as the Assistant Warehouse Manager at Acme Electric. Charles and Lori were divorced in 2007.
Charles especially enjoyed playing softball, shooting pool and hunting with his boys. Also, he enjoyed woodworking.
Chuck is survived by his sons: Michael (Felicia) and Nicholas (Nikki Jo) all of Minot, grandchildren: Gavyn, Gabriel, Harper, Jayden, Landon, Gracelynn, Aubriana and Camden; brother: Jeff of Harrison City, PA; Nieces: Heather (Gary), Jessica (James) and Ashley; stepmother: Judy Tickerhoof of FL and dog: Daisy.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents: Albert and Ruth Tickerhoof, son: Nathan (2014) and sister: Kim Rae.
Public Visitation: Sunday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home – Minot.
Public Graveside Service with Military Honors: Monday at 2:45 p.m. in Section 40 of Rosehill
Memorial Park (directly north of the softball diamonds).
A Private Liturgy of the Word Service will be held. A delayed stream of the service will be available starting on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. by using https://www.mtmsales.net/thomas
Memorials are preferred to a Veterans Suicide Prevention organization ie Mission 22 (22 veterans a day die).