Charlotte V. Welfl, 94 of Dannebrog, died on Sunday, September 5, 2021 at Brookefield Park, in St. Paul.
Family will greet friends from 10:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul. A Time of Sharing will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday at the funeral home. A Private Family Burial will be held in the Springfield Cemetery in Springfield, South Dakota.
Charlotte Virginia Welfl was born on October 18, 1926 to George and Helen (Marie) Warrington in Bon Homme County, South Dakota. She grew up on a farm with her three brothers and three sisters where they all attended school and worked on the farm. Charlotte graduated in 1944 at which time she became the teacher on the Indian reservation in a one room schoolhouse for several years before marrying Keith (Skinny) Welfl in 1948. Two years later Keith and Charlotte had a daughter, Sherry at which time they made their home in Springfield, SD.
Charlotte and family eventually moved to St Libory, NE where Charlotte started working at Swift Meat Packing Plant in Grand Island, NE and continued working there for over 30 yrs. Charlotte enjoyed her job, especially the people she worked with, until health problems caused her to take a different path. Although she retired, Charlotte never slowed down. She did move to Dannebrog to live with her daughter, Sherry, but she fiercely maintained her independence and weathered many trials and tribulations with such grace and positivity, including becoming a survivor of colon cancer.
Charlotte enjoyed gardening, baking, reading, and spending time with her family. Charlotte’s pride and joys were her great-grandchildren and taking every opportunity to spend time with them including such activities as playing baseball in the yard, reading stories, baking cookies and of course hide and seek were some of their favorites. Up until entering Brookfield Park, she continued to go to all the kids’ activities.
Charlotte is survived by her brother, Donny (Vicki) Warrington of Omaha, sister, Helen Wynia of Craig; sister, Dorothy (Gene) Marker of Jackson, MN; daughter, Sherry Schamp of Dannebrog NE; two granddaughters, Justeen (Bryan) Stahlnecker of Dannebrog, NE, Jessie (Brandon) Boroff of Central City NE; three great-grandchildren, Logan, Colton, & Caselynn.
She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Helen Warrington; husband, Keith Welfl; two brothers, Mervin Warrington and Allan Warrington; one sister, Jana Jelsma; one great-granddaughter, KateLynn Stahlnecker; and two un-held great-grandchildren.
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