Charlaine "Char" Daleske

Fox Funeral Home
Charlaine Joy "Char" Daleske, 86, of Warsaw, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, May 6, 2022, surrounded in comfort by her family.  She was born on March 21, 1936, in Wellsburg, Iowa, the daughter of the late Noma (Riser) and Fred M. Miller, Jr.  Char was raised by her mother Noma and her step-father, Axen Bunn, who came into her life when she was just three-years-old. 
On June 26, 1955, at the Baptist Church in Iowa Falls, Iowa, Rev. Peter Peters united her in marriage to Gordon Eugene Daleske, who preceded her in death on November 18, 2011.
Char was a member of the Presbyterian Church while living in Iowa and was a devoted member of The Warsaw Christian Church in Warsaw. 
While living in Iowa, they lived on the Daleske family farm and she owned and managed the Steamboat Rock Café, a hometown café.  She enjoyed taking her kids roller skating and never missed a chance to perform on her skates.  In 1980, her and Gordon moved to Warsaw, Missouri, where she managed Lake Hills Motel and Resort until her retirement.
She was an active member of The Stepping Stones Garden Club in Warsaw.  For a hobby, she enjoyed flower gardening and making flower arrangements.  She entered several flower and antique arrangements in the Missouri State Fair for several years and earned several ribbons with her showings.
She loved to entertain her friends and visiting with them for hours.  She was a positive influence and good servant to many.  She was a loving mother and grandmother.  Char loved her family and bragged on them every chance she could.
She is survived by her children, Jeffrey Daleske and his wife Jonna of Warsaw, Renee Twenter and her husband Steve of Sedalia, and Steven Daleske and his wife Kelli of Warsaw; brother, Darrel Miller and sister-in-law, Beulah Perry of Norwalk, Iowa; sister-in-law, Marjorie "Sis" Nolte of Ackley, Iowa; six grandchildren, Billy Daleske (wife Kensie), Charlie Daleske (wife Megan), Joey Schwermer, Kayla Redwing (John Steenburgen), Kody Redwing (wife Rebeckah), and Emma Jo Callahan; and seven great-grandchildren, Regan and Reece Daleske, Brantley Schwermer, Axen Daleske, Bentley and Bailey Steenburgen, and Owen Redwing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred M. Miller, Jr., Noma Bunn, and Axen Bunn, her husband, Gordon Daleske, brother, Junior Miller, brother-in-law, William Daleske, Jr., and grandson, Paul Schwermer.
The family will receive friends beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 13, 2022, at The Warsaw Christian Church in Warsaw where funeral services are to begin at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Richard Bowman officiating.  Burial will be in Shawnee Bend Cemetery in Warsaw.
Pallbearers will be Billy Daleske, Charlie Daleske, Joey Schwermer, Jeff Daleske, Steve Daleske, and Steve Twenter.  Honorary pallbearers will be Kody Redwing, John Steenburgen, Emma Jo Callahan, Regan Daleske, Reece Daleske, Brantley Schwermer, Axen Daleske, Bentley Steenburgen, Bailey Steenburgen, and Owen Redwing.
The family suggests memorial contributions be given to The Warsaw Christian Church in care of the Fox Funeral Home, Cole Camp.  Online condolences may be left at