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Betty J Charles, 83, died December 6, 2012 peacefully with her family at her side. She was born Oct 16, 1929, to the late Paul and Flora (Vrabus) Renier. On August 1, 1945, she married the late Willard J Charles; they shared 61 years of marriage before his death. Betty had been a full-time homemaker and mother of seven children; she also helped run the family farm. Special interests of hers included gardening, needlework, painting, crocheting and crafts. She was a member of Harvest Community Church, Luxemburg, WI.
Survivors include one daughter, Wendy (Terry) Gotham of Kent, WA; Five sons: Glen (Linda) Charles, Green Bay; Ronald Charles, De Pere; Vern (Connie) Charles, Little Suamico; Craig (Beth) Charles, Green Bay; Chris (Terri) Charles, Green Bay; Daughter-in-law Eileen Charles (widow of Ken Charles), Two Rivers; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. She is further survived by two sisters, Arlene Smith, Soquel, CA and Renie Frisque, Green Bay, WI.
In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by her eldest son Ken, Sister Esther (Renier) Drews, and Brother Russel Renier.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home 1630 E Mason Street on Sunday, December 9, 2012 from 1 to 4 p.m. Funeral services 4 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev Kevin Leach officiating. Entombment will be at Nicolet Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be sent to the Charles Family at www.prokowall.com.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and thanks to the staff at Anna's House, New Franken, and Unity Hospice.
Proko Wall Funeral Home
1630 East Mason Street
Green Bay, WI 54302
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette on Dec. 8, 2012