Charles Russell Magel passed away peacefully on March 22, 2014. He was born on June 3, 1920 in Burlington, Iowa.

Charley was a pioneer in animal rights, a philosophy professor, serving as philosophy department chair for many years at MSUM, WWII Navy veteran, an avid gardener and a generous philanthropist throughout his life.

Following his wishes, there will not be a funeral or memorial service. Burial will be at Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, at a later date. Memorials may be sent to Riverview Place Garden Fund, 5220 12th Street S, Fargo, ND 58104.