Charles Alphonse Downs

April 17, 1934 - September 7, 2017



Charles Alphonse Downs

Charles A. Downs, age 83 of St. Francis, passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on September 7, 2017.  Preceded in death by parents and 2 brothers.  Survived by loving wife of 57 years, Marie Ann; children, Kathy Pfiffner (Mike), Kevin Downs (Carol), Paul Downs (Jennifer), Lawrence Downs, C. Michael Downs (Kristi); 14 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother, Larry Downs (Maryanne); sisters, Barbara Miller, Sr. Serena Downs.

Visitation Wednesday, September 13, from 5:00‑8:00 PM at Kozlak Radulovich,

1918 University Avenue NE, Minneapolis 55418 (right next to Jax Café).

Memorials preferred to Allina Hospice. kozlakradulovich.com “A Celebration of Life” (612) 789-8869

Mass of Christian Burial

Funeral Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation starting at 10:00 a.m.

Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery following Funeral Mass.

After burial, lunch will be served in the Social Hall.


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.