Charles Troy Morgal
Charles Troy Morgal, February 3rd, 1930, passed away in his home in Lincoln, Neb., on July 6th, 2021. Charles is survived by his children, Cindy Morgal- Kretsch, Cherie (Craig) Ojala, Colleen (Al) Paiva, Collin (Sue) Morgal, Cami Morgal, Chris (Tylee) Morgal, Ginny (JD) Mitchell, Dakota Morgal; sister, Wanda Fletcher; 18 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; many cousins, other relatives and friends.
Chuck, Chucky, Smiling Chuck or Charley, as he was often called, was known for his athleticism, his service in the Korean War, his career as a California firefighter, his dedication and love for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, and for his kindness and willingness to help others.
His athletic career spanned decades, beginning in 1948 as a California State Track and Field place winner as a senior at Alameda High School. He was a celebrated 3-time Midwest AAU Golden Glove Boxing Champion in 1950, ‘56 and ‘59.
Charles served as a firefighter from 1963-1984 in California. During this time, he competed in the California Fireman’s Olympics in track and field events, winning many medals and holding several records in the 70’s and 80’s. He competed in the World Fire and Police Games in 1987.
After retiring from the Alameda Fire Department in 1984, Charles moved back to the Midwest, where he kept busy in his retirement by participating in the Cornhusker State Games and the Nebraska State Senior Olympics.
Graveside service, Cedar Lawns Memorial Park, Fremont, on July 22nd at 1 pm.