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In Memory of Charlene Wold


1-4PM - Sunday, February 26 at O'Connell Funeral Home in Hudson

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Charlene Adele Wold, age 49, of Hudson, WI, passed away tragically on February 19, 2017.

Charlene was born on June 21, 1967 in Baldwin, WI, the youngest child of John and Molly (Agner) Bourn. She grew up in Woodville, WI, along with her eight brothers and sisters, and graduated from Baldwin-Woodville High School, the class of 1985.

Earlier in life, she worked as a waitress for the Hudson’s Dog Track.  It was while working at Petco that she discovered her love for animals, inspiring her to open her own pet grooming business, Spots Professional Grooming, first in Hudson, WI and later in Lakeland, MN. Charlene also worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for St. Croix County Emergency Medical Services. During this time, she also worked at Shorty’s Dry Cleaner in Hudson.

Aside from being a dedicated and hardworking business owner, Charlene was an avid painter and reader. She loved being outdoors, whether that was tending to her garden, sitting around a bonfire on warm summer nights, running, or being on the back of a motorcycle with Darrell. She was the definition of a people person; someone who was warm, caring, and loving. Though she was an opinionated woman with an “open book” personality, you could always trust Charlene’s genuine honesty and sincerity. Her family was her greatest passion and joy, and those qualities made her an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

She is survived by her husband, Darrell; children: Shelbi Wold of River Falls, WI, and Sterling Wold (McKenna Anderson) of Hudson, WI; step-son, Darrell Jr. (Erika) Wold of Somerset, WI; step-grandson, Dakota Akins of Somerset, WI; and siblings: Richard Bourn of Woodville WI, Leann (Ventura) Rodriquez of Wilson, WI, Tom (Judy) Bourn of Roberts, WI, Nanette (Mike) Nielson of Wilson, WI, Jim (Robin) Bourn of Menomonie, WI, Aleta (Mark) Martell of Dayton, TX, Debbie (Mark) Lee of Centerville, SD, and Marilyn (Jeff) Riehm of Greenfield, MO 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Molly Bourn Olson and John Bourn; step-father, Marcel Olson; and son, Logan Reese.

A time for family and friends to reflect on Charlene’s life will be held from 1-4PM on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 520 S. 11th St., Hudson. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family or St. Croix Animal Friends, scafshelter.org. Interment will be private.

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    • Brian, Lucia, Erik, Kristian & Sonja Bell are sending their heartfelt wishes for strength and the comfort of love around you. With our deepest sympathies for your unimaginable loss…thinking of you and praying for your family.

    • Shelbi, words cannot express the heartache we feel for you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Skip & Wendy

    • Darrell, Shelbi & Sterling, I am so sorry for your loss. My heart hurts for you. Charlene was an amazing person. She had a kind heart, and a contagious smile. As kind and gentle as she was she was also one strong woman and not afraid to speak her mind or stand up for what she thought was right! I admire her gentleness & strength. She will be greatly missed. It was no secret that her family was her first love. She loved you all so very much. I will forever cherish the times we had together. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything at all that we can do please do hesitate to ask. Sincerely and with much love, Lisa Pelletier