Gina L. Charlet
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Gina Lorraine Charlet, 57, passed away peacefully April 23, 2012 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral mass will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2012 at St. John's Catholic Church in Adel with burial at Oakdale Cemetery in Adel. Friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday at McCalley Funeral Home in Adel where family will greet friends 4 to 7 p.m. with a vigil service at 7 p.m.
Gina was born February 9, 1955 in Berwyn, IL to Paul and Viola Heins. She grew up on a farm near Menlo and attended Stuart-Menlo High School. Gina graduated from AIB in 1975 with a degree in computer programming and accounting. Shortly after graduation she started working for Dial Bank, which is now part of Wells Fargo. Gina was looking forward to retiring from Wells Fargo on May 1 of this year, after a very successful career in Information Technology. She enjoyed her job very much and made some very close friends.
She married Dennis Charlet on June 3, 1978. Her greatest joy in life was always her three sons. They were her first priority. She was always helping and thinking about others before herself. Her love for people was evident to everyone she met. Gina had a variety of interests including the Quester's, antiques, the Iowa State Cyclones, and the latest computer technology. She loved travel and was able to see many new places with family and friends. Her smile, infectious laugh, and simple love of life will be missed by all who knew her.
Gina is survived by her husband of 33 years, Dennis Keith Charlet; sons, Aaron, Andrew, and Mark; parents; sister, Deanna Heins; and brother, David Heins.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Special Olympics or Above and Beyond Cancer, 1915 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309
Published in Des Moines Register on Apr. 26, 2012