Charolette D. Felhofer, 89, of Marshfield, Wis., died Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Ministry Saint Joseph's Hospital, Marshfield.
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A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, June 20, at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, with the Rev. Eric Berns officiating. Entombment will take place in Hillside Cemetery Mausoleum.
The visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Rembs Funeral Home (300 S. Oak Ave., Marshfield, WI 54449, 715-387-1242), and from 10 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.
Charolette was born Dec. 4, 1924, in Dorchester, Wis., to Harry and Florence (Mead) Nelson. A graduate of New Lisbon High School, she played French horn and oboe in high school and was a drum majorette in the marching band. She also graduated from Saint Joseph's School of Nursing. She married Richard F. Felhofer on Oct. 23, 1947, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Marshfield. He died on Jan. 18, 2006.
Charolette was selected as Mrs. Wisconsin in 1952 and was a finalist in the Mrs. America Pageant. She did some modeling and also worked as a registered nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
She enjoyed needlework, crafts, card games, bowling and dancing in her younger years and more recently making jewelry, coloring and Bingo.
She is survived by her daughter, Judy (Ramiro) Duenes of Rochester, and their children, Tamara (Eric) Buechler of Rochester, Rebecca (Matt) Cuellar of Cottage Grove, Sara Duenes of Minneapolis and Jonathan Duenes of Rochester; a son, Don (Karen) Felhofer of Marshfield, Wis., and their children, Brian (Sarah Beth) Felhofer of Appleton, Wis., and John (Stephanie) Felhofer of Wausau, Wis.; and a daughter-in-law, Marylouise Felhofer of Kenosha, Wis. Charolette has eight great-grandchildren, Jack, Joey, Sam and Sophia Buechler, Ali and Teddy Cuellar and Chase and Evan Felhofer.
She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Dick, her son, Paul, a brother, Bob, and a sister, Marilynn.
The family wishes to extend special thanks to all who cared for Charolette at Bethel Center and at Ministry St. Joseph's 8th floor and Palliative Care.
Memorials may be designated in her name to the Marshfield Area Community Foundation for a nursing scholarship.
Condolences can be sent online to rembsfh.com.
Rembs Funeral Home
300 South Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449
Published in The Post-Bulletin on June 17, 2014