Charlene A. Lotzer, 85, Marshfield, passed away on Monday, January 8, 2018 at her home.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Marshfield, where the family will receive relatives and friends from 10:00 am on Saturday until service time. Rev. Eric Berns will officiate and burial will take place in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.
Charlene was born on February 6, 1932 in Fond du Lac, to Samuel and Hattie (Rueckert) Francis and was a 1950 graduate of Fond du Lac High School. She was united in marriage to Robert N. Lotzer on September 25, 1954.
As a young lady, Char had been employed as an optometric assistant and then worked at Giddings and Lewis Machine Tool Company in Fond du Lac. Later, she was employed in clerical work part time at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield.
Char and Bob lived in Coronado, CA from 1956 until 1959 while Bob served in the United States Navy. In October 1963 they moved to Marshfield when Bob joined Marshfield Savings and Loan.
Charlene had been a Camp Fire Girls Leader and school coordinator, a Cub Scouts Den Mother, and was District Chairman and state president of the Wisconsin Hospital Association Auxiliary. She was also a member of Partners with St. Joseph’s Hospital, P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter CL, and Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. She loved being a mother and grandmother and enjoyed her home, cottage in northern Wisconsin and condo in Arizona as well as volunteer work and her family and friends.
Charlene is survived by her husband, Bob and their children, Peter (Catherine) Lotzer of Marshfield, Hope Lotzer (Mike Fehling) of Appleton and Ann (Jay) Schlinsog of Nashville, TN. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren, Nicholas (Brittany) Lotzer and Christpher Lotzer, all of Marshfield, Hayley, Jacob and Jordan Schlinsog, all of Nashville. She is further survived by 2 great grandchildren, Gavin and Emmett Lotzer of Marshfield and by nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son James R. Lotzer, sisters, Alice (Jordan) Black, Froan Tobin, and brothers, Arlin, Serl, Lowell and Gail Francis.
Memorials may be designated in her name to Marshfield Medical Research Foundation.
Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com