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1933 Charlene 2016

Charlene M. Lehner

November 9, 1933 — August 17, 2016


November 9, 1933
Mapleton, Iowa

August 17, 2016
Spirit Lake, Iowa

10:30 A.M. Monday, August 22. 2016
St. Patricks Catholic Church; Sheldon, Iowa
Father Siby Punnoose and Deacon Ray Rosburg Officiating

Visitation with the family present will be
from 3 to 5 P.M Sunday, August 21, 2016
at the Vander Ploeg Funeral Home

Be Not Afraid
Prayer of St. Francis
One Bread, One Body
Song of Farewell
On Eagles Wings
Cantor: Todd Karolczak
Organist: Laura Wagner

God Children
Dawn Seivert Dan Kamphoff
Sharon Smith Amy Hagemann

Mike Kamphoff Eric Mastbergen
Craig Mastbergen Bob Ahlers
Ben Kamphoff Charles Rosenboom

Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Primghar, Iowa

After todays service relatives and friends are invited
to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the:
Vander Ploeg Funeral Home Sheldon, Iowa

Charlene Mae Lehner was born on a farm south of Mapleton, Iowa on November 9, 1933, the daughter of LeRoy and Margaret (Mack) Kurth. As a child she moved with her parents to the LeMars area, where she attended a country school and then graduating from St. Joseph Catholic High School in LeMars, Iowa in 1951. After high school she worked as a nanny. Charlene was united in marriage to Delmar D. Lehner on May 15, 1952 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in LeMars, IA. After their marriage they started farming by Correctionville for one year in 1953 and then the next 6 years in Plymouth County across from the Union School. They moved their family to a farm near Archer, IA in April of 1960. During this time Charlene worked in the catalog department of the Sheldon J.C. Penneys, they also purchased and operated Dels Caf in Archer for 2 years. Delmar suffered a stroke and they moved into Sheldon where Charlene cared for her husband. Delmar passed away on January 21, 2014 in Sheldon, Iowa and later that year Charlene moved to Heritage Landing in Milford, Iowa. Charlene passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 in the Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake, Iowa surrounded by her loving family, reaching the age of 82 years, 9 months and 8 days.
She was a member of St. Patricks Catholic Church in Sheldon and of the Ladies Guild. She enjoyed playing Bingo, cards, puzzles and puzzle books, cross stitch, needle work, an avid reader and having coffee with her family and friends. Charlene was also an Organ Donor.
Charlene will be lovingly remembered by her 6 children, Jolene (Gordon) Cramer of Sheldon, IA; Doug (Kay) Lehner of Ashton, IA; Cindy (Ron) Ahlers of Spencer, IA; Vicki (Don) Mastbergen of Sanborn, IA; Kim (fianc, Bill Roscoe) of Altoona, IA; Bill (Teri) Lehner of Spirit Lake, IA; 21 grandchildren, Dawn (Troy) Seivert, Mike (Christie) Kamphoff, Dan (Cindra) Kamphoff, Kelly Cabanas, Ben Kamphoff, Amy (Andrew) Hagemann, Tami (Mark) Fisher, Lindsay (John) Mills, Charles Rosenboom, Jason (Kelly) Breuer, Chad Rosenboom, Jamin (Tracy) Breuer, Sharon (Adam) Smith, Bob Ahlers, Eric Mastbergen, Jennifer Moser, Craig Mastbergen, Becky (Robert) Collins, Pam (Mason) Welsh, Brittany Lehner and Emily Lehner; 43 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson, 5 brothers, Ron Kurth of Hartley, IA; Paul (Rosie) Kurth of LeMars, IA; Bob (Audrey) Kurth of LeMars, IA; Bud (Judy) Kurth of Estherville, IA; Joe (Joann) Kurth of Highland Park, Colorado and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, a son, Daniel and a daughter, Theresa in infancy and a son, Cal at age 3; 3 siblings, Larry (Arnella) Kurth, Mary (Lyle) Rosburg, Gerald (Marlene) Kurth and a sister-in-law, Esther Kurth.

I felt the light of heaven
it was shining down on me,
I heard His voice, He called my name,
My child, come follow Me
There is no pain, there is no hurt
nor sadness anywhere,
In heaven there is joy and love
and Ill be waiting there;
For on the day I left this earth
I felt your many tears,
And now I watch you from above
and keep you very near;
It hurts to be apart from me, but
be patient for the day,
When we meet again in love and peace
when you too come this way.

Stephanie Clarke
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