Charlotte Mary Barnes, 94, of Ellsworth, WI, passed on February 3, 2019 at Regina Assisted Living in Hastings. She was born April 27, 1924 in Prescott, WI to Adolph and Alice Marek. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, John “Jack” Barnes and her sister, Betty (Richard) Truax of Prescott. Charlotte will remain in the hearts of her 2 daughters, Karen O’Brien (Duke) and Kathy Frandrup (Jerry); 8 grandchildren: Keith (Kim) O’Brien, Mike O’Brien, Chris (Tanya) O’Brien, Andy (Becky) O’Brien, Jason (Hallie) Frandrup, Justin (Stacie) Frandrup, Angela (Nick) Demonte, Brianna (Brandon) Hodges; 15 great grandchildren: Max, Annie, Carly, Zach, Alex, Rachel, Makala and Matthew O’Brien, Hannah, Jaxon, Josie, Rylie Frandrup, Aiden Demonte and Kepler and Indie Hodges; and special nephew, Neil Truax and family.
Charlotte will be remembered in the community of Ellsworth since she and John worked as the Town of Trimbelle Treasurer for 45 years.
She loved her beautiful vegetable and flower gardens of peonies, roses, irises, delphiniums and spent countless hours planting, weeding and enjoying the fruits of her labor. Charlotte had large strawberry and raspberry patches that her daughters and grandkids enjoyed. She was a wonderful cook and her specialty was bohemian kolaches and baked beans. Charlotte was a masterful seamstress for her daughters and sewed their winter wool coats and lacey prom dresses. In their younger years, Charlotte and Jack went out dancing and loved to waltz and polka.
Charlotte is finally at peace with Grandpa Jack and her loved ones in heaven. She has her beloved dogs, cats and farm animals by her side, with fields of her favorite flowers basked in plentiful sunshine. She is now able to move freely and get her hands in the soils of heaven where she no longer can feel pain. We will miss you Grandma Charlotte but will see you some day.
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating Charlotte’s life will be held 1:00 PM Monday, February 11, 2019 at St. Francis Catholic Church, 231 Woodworth St., Ellsworth, WI. A Visitation will take place from 11:00 AM until the time of Mass at the church. Charlotte will be laid to rest next to her husband at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Prescott, WI.
Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of Ellsworth (715) 273-4421. www.oconnellfuneralservices.com